How to Speak a Poem with Ellen Foley

  • 14 September, 3.30-4.30pm
  • Seán Healy Memorial Library Gardens

How to speak a poem: Children will read through a poem, they will learn how and when to pause, they will learn about pitch, pace and power and how they differ. Teaching will incorporate playing games and doing tongue twisters. Children will also have fun speaking the poem in different voices, they can select a favourite character from their favourite TV show or film and speak a line or two of the poem in the voice of the chosen character. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Ages: 7-12 years old 

Ellen Foley is a Final Year student of the Theatre and Drama degree in the Cork School of Music. Ellen has been involved in the Arts within Carrick-on-Suir for years taking dance and guitar lessons when she was younger and in her teens joining Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society performing in numerous productions. Ellen has been involved in several projects with the Tudor Artisan Hub and gets great enjoyment out of each project. 

When she is not studying or on stage Ellen is a drama teacher in Bellvue Academy of Performing Arts, Clonmel and teaching assistant in the Montforts College of Performing Arts, Cork. This year Ellen has achieved an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Teaching with the London College of Music and is looking forward to the last year of her degree.