Drama is taught in Key Stage 3 for one lesson every week and on termly rotation in Key Stage 4 and 5 as one of the Creative Arts subjects. Drama is also used in Religious Education, History and in a range of cross-curricular activities to support pupils learning.
In Drama lessons pupils develop their understanding of how to interpret and explore feelings, facial expressions and how to perform scenes of their chosen characters. Pupils also develop a range of theatre skills including designing their own props or selecting music and lighting to communicate moods and environments for their plays.
To complement the work pupils do in Drama lessons we invite in theatre performers to do workshops or performances in the school which this year included the Bamboozle Theatre companyâ€™s interactive shows for PMLD students. We also run Drama workshops with pupils as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Pupils perform their plays to the school and to parents at the end of each term in our Creative Art Assemblies, students have also produced collaged images to form videos and story books from their performances. The photographs below are from the rehearsals of our recent production of Shakespeareâ€™s Romeo and Juliet.
Please click on theÂ videos below to view ourÂ photoÂ stories of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.