On March 12th, 2013, one of our Loften HITT classes had the opportunity to tour to Duval Elementary School. The HITT class prepared a series of games, a scene, and discussion questions to teach the fourth and fifth grade students at Duval about communication skills. The HITT class began the tour with a little guriella theatre piece where some students were interrupting the student who was giving the introduction. A planned, verbal, fight/argument broke out and built for a little bit until everyone was told to freeze. The piece quickly grabbed the audience’s attention as they thought the Loften students were actually fighting. After the Loften HITT class lead a quick discussion about what just happened everyone joined in on some games that focused on non-verbal communication.
Once the games concluded, the Loften students presented a scene about communication and bullying. The messages of the scene were: A) Don’t spread rumors, B) nothing is accomplished when everyone speaks at once, C) if you are closed off to communication with your body language or your attitude you will not solve a problem, and D) if you have a problem with someone it might be best to go speak with that person directly.
The HITT class had a wonderful tour and were able to successfully pass on the information about communication and bullying.