22nd December 2015
The first Pyjama Drama class was delivered in a church hall in a small town in Mid Wales, back in 2005. Ten years later and classes are being delivered in over thirty different areas across the UK, in Australia and, from Jan 2016, on the island of Penang in Malaysia!
Karen Tan and Shanie Loo, both originally from Penang, are passionate about providing young children with opportunities to develop their skills through drama, and will also be using the Pyjama Drama programme as a tool for helping children develop English language skills. 'We recognise that children learn best when they are having fun and using their imaginations so this is the perfect programme to help young children learn and practise speaking English, as well as learning about the world around them.' says Karen. 'I believe that education is the key to a happy and successful life' adds Shanie who's own motto in life, an old Chinese proverb, sums up our ethos exactly:
Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I will remember
Involve me and I will understand
Shanie and Karen will start teaching in January and we're really looking forward to hearing all about it, and visiting the team to view classes and meet the children. So for now, from one beautiful part of the world to another, good luck Shanie and Karen and see you again in 2016!