The submarine. The first successful submarine was built by the American military but was originally designed by a man named J.P. Holland. Indeed, anyone who has ever travelled to New York City may have driven through the J.P. Holland tunnel celebrating the man. But did you know that J.P. Holland was Irish? The Unknown Irish look at a series of Irish people that people may not have known were Irish. Inventors, poets, musicians and of course writers. We take a fun look at the works like Dracula, Gullivers Travels and the Chronicles of Narnia. A celebration of genius done the WSTT way.
We have introduced a new show aimed at the youngest students who are at the very beginning of their journey with the English language. Studies have shown the benefit of exposing children as early as possible to a new language which helps them develop in their formative years. Incorporating song, dance, Irish language and Irish accents as well as an introduction to some Irish literature, the experience is designed to make the students walk away happy and give a boost to their confidence after listening to an hour of English.
A new concept for the younger students. We take a fun look at some of the great classic stories ranging from tales for toddlers like the Three Little Pigs to works by the great William Shakespeare and examine the story structure that all books, movies and plays have in common. We look at stories for every age group and by including the audience in the story themselves, we promise that the students will be entertained by some of the greatest stories ever told.
A show about Dublin aimed at younger children for whom English is still quite new and challenging. We give them an introduction to Dublin and Ireland and show them that learning English can be rewarding and fun. We will try to include the audience as much as possible through interaction and song. But also they will learn how to do the basic Irish Dancing steps. Their first steps to becoming the next Michael Flatley.
A look at all that Ireland’s mythology has to offer. The kids will hear about some of Ireland’s ancient figures. But rather than sitting on the side lines, the kids will be involved on telling the stories too. Then of course they will be introduced to Ireland’s ancient sports as well as learning some classic Irish songs.
For the younger students for whom English is still quite new and challenging. Through a mixture of song and audience participation we show them the rewards of learning English and send them away with a smile on their face. We will introduce Irish history in true ‘Wilde Shamrock Style’ and introduce them to the Irish language by challenging them to a spelling competition. And of course teach them to sing along with songs like ‘Molly Malone’ and the ‘German Clockwinder’.