W e believe that drama can play a major role in a girl’s development. Our aim is to build confidence and encourage creativity through activities such as mime, improvisation, character acting, physical theatre and script work.
Drama in the Lower School is taught by the Form Teacher. In the Upper School, Drama is an integral part of English lessons and is supported by the form teachers. In this way, the skills of natural performers are refined and even the most reticent girl is coaxed out of her shell.
Highlights of the year are always the Nativity plays performed by the girls in the Lower School. We expect everyone to take part and are so proud of the growing confidence of the girls as performers. The Upper School embrace the spring with short musicals at the end of term and in recent years have entertained us with versions of the The Pied Piper, Pirates with Molly on Board, Scheherezade and Cats.
The summer term culminates in the Year 6 tour-de-force of a full length musical, confidently performed with relish by girls, some of whom once took shy and nervous steps through the door into Reception, who now hold the stage and shine in a solo. Recent performances have included The Fiddler on the Roof, Honk!, Oliver and Annie.
“Pupils’ accomplished communication skills are enhanced by the very helpful and accurate feedback that staff give pupils about the features of their writing, and by the time that leaders ensure is given to the development of pupils’ communication skills in English and drama.”