We know that drama brings out the best in all our pupils and when linked to the curriculum can enrich the learning and understanding in many subject areas such as History, Literacy and even Maths.
We encourage children to value their voice; we want them to be heard, not only in drama and assemblies but through their opinions, in making their personal contribution and learning to become confident in sharing ideas. We want them to develop their own talents and to respect the talents in other children.
The children take part in a variety of different drama activities and usually one major production each year in Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
We have produced the staging of Christmas Performances of 'Oliver', 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Scrooge' as well as 'The Pied Piper of Hamlyn' and even William Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Nights Dream'.
The performances are always of the highest standard and are staged, lit and costumed. The children often work with professional musicians and choreographers.
Those who prefer to be ‘Behind the scenes’ are encouraged to take an active role by becoming part of the Creative Team by helping with costumes, props or being involved in sound production.