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Culture Club – Schools

Cultural appreciation through dance, drama, music and trivia!

The workshop aims to promote and support cultural diversity, inclusiveness, well-being and social harmony.

‘The Culture Club incursion was FABULOUS!  Emma was engaging and was fantastic with the students.”
Lauren Jameson, St Jude’s Primary School

Highlights

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Students will explore different cultures in a fun and interactive way.
  • Workshop can be structured according to bell times to allow for changeover of classes.
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

Description

Culture Club is suitable for all stages of Primary.  Students will learn and embrace cultural differences in a fun and interactive way.

Students will travel the world visiting places such as Mexico, France, USA and Korea through a series of fun and interacting activities.

Students will:

  • party in Mexico – even creating their own maracas;
  • try out their skills in the art of French mime;
  • join in a good old-fashioned USA hoedown;
  • kick their legs up – can-can style;
  • design and model their very own crazy creations inspired by New York fashion week;
  • be super sleuths as they uncover the wonderful world of K-Pop (Gangnam Style anyone?); and
  • work as a team to compete for points to see who really is the most cultured of them all!

Curriculum & Syllabuses

The workshop covers Geography, HSIE, Dance, Drama and Music.

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of different places and environments.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments.

Outcomes (specific to Year 2)

  • Examines features and characteristics of places and environments (GE2-1).
  • Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2).
  • Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments (GE2-3).

Facilitator Profile

Em’s Entertainment has been providing the highest quality children’s shows and workshops to schools and early learning centres since 2008.

Em’s Entertainment are guaranteed to engage and entertain audiences of all ages!  Em, Stef and Wayne collectively have over 45 years experience teaching and presenting for children.

Emma Delle-Vedove (aka Em/Bosslady) has been running Em’s Entertainment since it’s inception.  Emma’s background is in theatre and, after finishing her post graduate studies at NIDA in 2004, she began her theatre-in-education career.  As well as performing, Emma also began teaching drama to both adults and primary aged children back in 2008.

Wayne Tunks (aka Wacky Wayne) runs Insane Impro drama workshops and is a writer, actor, director, producer and educator with a wealth of experience.  Wayne has been making theatre since 2000 and his work has been seen all over Australia.  Wayne is the creator of the multi-award winning web series, ‘After Nightfall’, shot his debut feature film, ‘According to Otto’ in 2019 and, for several years was a storyliner on the popular TV show ‘Neighbours’.  Wayne has been performing theatre-in-education since 2007 and, has written several shows for Em’s Entertainment, including ‘Wombat’s Wild Weekend’, ‘When I Grow Up’ and ‘Carol Claus’.  He has a passion for teaching children and has taught regularly at numerous schools since 2002 including Shore Prep, MLC, Newington, Brave Studios (Melbourne), Centre Stage and the Sydney Talent Company.

Stef Funnell (aka Super Stef) runs Culture Club workshops and, has over ten years experience presenting for children.  Stef is a trained actor and, has performed in theatre-in-education shows and professional productions across the globe.  Stef loves working with children of all ages and brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion about how to best engage with kids from all walks of life.

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