Drama

 
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.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...

Old Vicarage School Carol Service

Our Carol Service really is one of the best evenings of the year, showcasing our talented girls in Years 3 to 6, with every girl in their final year having the opportunity to sing a solo or give one of the readings. St John the Divine is a lovely spacious church, and...

Lower School Nativities

The culmination of the Autumn Term was four great Christmas stories told by our pre-school and Lower School in their own unique ways.  Considering there were many Covid absences in the lead up to these performances, the girls really pulled together and did incredibly...

Year 2 trip to The Poppy Factory

Following Remembrance Sunday, on Monday our Year 2 girls visited The Poppy Factory. They learnt all about how they manufacture the iconic poppy pins and wreaths used during Remembrance and the special meaning behind them. They even had a chance to make their own! They...

Reception trip to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

On Monday, our Reception girls visited Battersea Park Children's Zoo. The children learnt all about the different animals living there by our wonderful Zookeeper Sue. They saw monkeys, owls, pigs and even two emus called Ant and Dec! They also had time to play in the...