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The Helen O'Grady Academy is a partner organisations for VILLAGE TRAVELS. Thanks to this cooperation we can offer language workshops and meeting with the British teenagers during our London trip. It's more interesting for teenagers to meet their peers from Britain than staying at the host families. What can a teenager talk about with 50 or 60 year old people ? because that is the average age of the people who host students ... they do not have much in common ... 


The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is the only organisation of its kind in the UK. It is one of the UK’s largest community based drama schools, offering self-development through drama classes to children from the age of 5-17 years. Part of an extensive international network, now in 26 countries, the Academy has been operating worldwide since 1979.


The Academy has its origins in Australia many years ago. In 1979, Helen O’Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall in a Perth suburb and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children, to encourage:

Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life.

Ongoing confidence.

Self esteem.

Skill in verbal communication

Effective social interaction



The aim of the Academy is to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem and the carefully constructed and progressive curriculum allows each child to fulfil their own potential. Lessons include speech, movement and creative drama and are great fun! Through the programme children and young people develop vital communication skills, invaluable for life.


More information about Helen O'Grady Academy can be found on: 


During VILLAGE TRAVELS trip to London groups will take part in workshops organised by Helen O'Grady Academy. These workshops will be led by native speakers working for the academy. The workshops will put an emphasis on speaking ability and interacting with other participants. The workshops are adjusted to the needs of non english speaking students.


Apart from that the participants of VILLAGE TRAVELS London trip will have a chance to meet British teenagers who attend the Academy, which is a great opportunity to speak English in fun and enjoyable way. 


There will be 6 workshops altogether and 2 of them will be with the British teenagers.







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