IDEA Day

Actions for World Drama/Theatre and Education Day 2009

FIDEA – the Finnish member of IDEA, appeals this year to all political decision makers, officials and educators so that we get – at last – drama/theatre into our new curriculum on the same level and status as the other art subjects.

All children and young people have the right to get competent and persistent education of theatre art, because it will prevent mobbing, mental illness and all kind of alienation.

In drama lessons it is possible to handle and express feelings, thoughts and emotions in a safe space, because all participants work and act together in collaboration. Everyone can master it and succeeds, because there is no competition. At the same time we learn all those social communicative skills, which are necessary in daily life and in all work places. According to several researches, these skills can best be trained in drama and theatre exercises.

It is the eleventh hour to get the decision makers of education to notice the status of theatre art in schools, because its value in achieving the skills of living is irreplaceable.

MAY GOOD BELLS BE HEARD EVERYWHERE! Close your eyes and listen. (The reader ring bells!) Open your eyes and tell to the one next to you, where and which ringing has been pleasant, and when it has been unpleasant.

HAVE A GOOD WORLD IDEA DAY ALL OF YOU and DRAMA AND THEATRE ART INTO EVERY SCHOOL!

LISTEN! You can freely use the following sound track in schools morning ceremonies, work places theatres and in media. http://sonicimage.fi/julistus_FIDEA/

Further information: FIDEA www.fideahomepage.org