Thursday 18 April 2024

IMPRObable Schools


Launching IMPRObable Schools: Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom

We are thrilled to announce the launch of IMPRObable Schools, an exciting new initiative by the Guernsey Improbables, aimed at integrating the dynamic and transformative power of improv into the educational experience. At IMPRObable Schools, we believe that the skills learned through improv are not just for the stage—they enrich the classroom and beyond by fostering creativity, confidence, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Why Improv in Schools?

The inclusion of improvisational theatre in educational settings offers myriad benefits. It nurtures a supportive environment where students can take risks and express themselves without fear of failure. This encourages creative thinking and boosts problem-solving abilities, essential skills in today’s ever-evolving world.

Benefits of Improv for Students:

  • Enhanced Creativity: Improv prompts students to think outside the box and generate ideas quickly, enhancing their creative thought processes.
  • Increased Confidence: Regular practice of improv can significantly boost self-esteem and improve public speaking skills, as students learn to trust their instincts and express their thoughts.
  • Improved Collaboration: Improv is inherently collaborative, requiring students to work closely together, listen actively, and support each other’s ideas.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Students learn to handle unexpected situations with ease and adapt to various roles and dynamics, fostering flexibility in both thought and action.

Our Offerings

At IMPRObable Schools, we cater to a diverse range of needs and educational goals through several targeted programs:

1. Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Designed for students interested in exploring the nuances of comedic writing and performance, these courses focus on the individual craft of creating and delivering stand-up comedy. It’s an excellent way for students to develop their unique voice and learn timing, a critical skill in both comedic and persuasive speaking.

2. Improv Workshops for Investigation and Discovery Week

Perfect for special school weeks focused on exploration and innovation, these workshops are tailored to complement themes of inquiry and discovery. They are designed to be fun and engaging, helping students to unleash their creative potential in a structured yet spontaneous environment.

3. Customized School Programs

From one-day introductions to improv to full-term courses that integrate with the school’s existing curriculum, our programs are adaptable. We offer sessions that fit into various school events and educational frameworks, supporting subjects from literature to social studies, by enhancing students' understanding through experiential learning.

4. Corporate Workshops for Educators

These are specially designed for teachers and school staff, focusing on team-building, effective communication, and creative problem-solving skills. Our corporate workshops are a great way for educators to refresh their approach and bring new energy to their classrooms.

Meet Your Instructor: Sarah Hansmann

All sessions at IMPRObable Schools are led by Sarah Hansmann, a seasoned improv professional with nearly three decades of experience in performing and teaching improvisation. Sarah’s extensive training and unique teaching style make her sessions both educational and entertaining, ensuring that students not only learn but also enjoy every moment of the process.

Get Involved

We invite you to introduce your students to the exciting world of improv through IMPRObable Schools. Whether you are looking to spice up your curriculum, build essential life skills in your students, or simply offer them a new avenue for expression and growth, IMPRObable Schools is ready to partner with you.

For more details on our programs or to schedule a session, please visit our website at or contact us directly. Let’s make learning unforgettable together!