Working At The Jonathon Wilkes Academy
Yesterday, I spent the evening working along side David Reynolds, Jonathon Wilkes and Nikki Wheeler at the Jonathon wilkes Academy in Stoke. This academy was opened by Jonathon Wilkes and his wife in 2009. You may recognise Jonathon Wilkes as the Presenter of "Youv'e been framed", "Love On A Saturday Night.", "Celebrity Stars In Your Eyes." Etc. At present he is appearing in the West end Musical "We Will Rock You!" as Kashoggie.
The Academy offers for one night a week children to recieve intensive training in the following areas:
I went along yesterday to help run 3 drama sessions.
- Hour with seniors
- Hour with Juniors
- Hour with primaries
Next week the accademy are doing a show back of everthing the classes have been learning for the past few months. The show back is mainly for parents and guardians to see how their children are getting on. Their main show isn't for a while.
So I went alont to help run the drama sessions and help finalise each classes performance. The evening consisted of finalising monolgues, dualoges. We also had to brush up on some mime and sound pieces.
I had a super night with very commited children. I wish them all the best for their show back next week. I'm sure they will all be great. Friends and family will love it i'm sure! :-) Weldone gang and best of luck to you all!