October 31, 2006 6:41pm CST
Throughout my teenage years I was involved quite actively in my local youth theatre group as I love drama. I think that courses and groups such as this help young people to develop social skills, independence, and many other things... Whats your opinion and have you ever been a member of a similar sort of group? What benefits did it have for you? Or how has it hindered you?
3 Nov 06
I agree that theatre is a good way for young people to develope social skills, independence and more. I found it helped me to find my own personallity, and also to find out what I want to devote my life to. I think there can be a risk, that I experienced a few times. If you are talking about teenage kids, it is possible that the "un-cool" kids get pushed aside by the "cool" ones, and that they don't get the same chance to show what they are capable of. Also, at times I felt that I must surelly be the worst singer in my school, just because the teacher never gave me any solos... so it's a lot about the teacher/director/leader! I think sport is another great area for young people to learn about being sociable, taking responsibillities, and testing their limits!