Drama aims to introduce students to a variety of practical theatrical techniques. Students will be encouraged to practise and develop skills of voice, movement and characterisation of texts. It aims to develop and foster confidence and knowledge of theatre and production in its many forms in an atmosphere conducive to learning and enjoyment whilst build trust and encouraging teamwork.
Drama is for everyone. We all have stories to share. We all enjoy interacting with others on a social learning level. Drama helps us to make sense of the world and find our place in our community. Through drama, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others.
Drama is for the students of today who will be the adults of tomorrow – adults with an appreciation of who they are in relation to others, where they come from, and what kind of world they would like to live in.
Drama explores who we are, where we have come from, and where we could go. Drama builds students’ confidence to physically express thoughts, feelings, and desires. Drama draws on the richness of diverse cultures to create new dramatic works.
Drama students demonstrate high engagement in their learning because it allows them to have fun while taking creative risks within a safe environment. They quickly learn that they are responsible for themselves and for others. Through drama, students develop confidence in expressing their ideas as they seek to communicate with a variety of audiences and thereby influence society.
What will we study in Drama? Mime, script writing, puppets, play performances, theatresports, devising, performing, Melodrama, clowning, masks, performance techniques, practical opportunities in stagecraft, observing performances.
Productions, musicals, shakespeare festivals, theatre sports, class trips/plays, FUN, just to name a few.