Drama is a powerful means of educating pupils in an energetic and creative way, allowing each and every child to thrive in an environment which is enormous fun.
The pupils work through many different aspects of drama, such as improvisation and role-play, they also apply these skills to current issues or topics from other lessons.
Nursery and Pre-Prep pupils get involved in Drama with our Nativity Production.
In Year 1 we give the children creative opportunities in the classroom and beyond. The Harvest Festival, Nativity Production and Class Assemblies encourage confidence when pupils perform in front of an audience. The positive feedback children receive from these very popular occasions certainly helps boost self-reliance and poise.
All children in our Prep department receive a weekly drama lesson.
Carefully planned activities such as role play, mime and sketches help develop children's imagination and enable them to explore real life challenges and issues. We find that drama is a great opportunity for creative children to shine whilst also providing an excellent way to develop self-confidence and team building skills. Above all, it's enormous fun!
At the centre of all Drama is communication. Students who have participated in dramatic activities are less likely to have difficulty speaking in public, will be more persuasive in their communications, both written and oral and will be better able to put themselves into others' shoes and relate to them.
Participation in dramatic activities requires self-control and discipline that will serve the student well in all aspects of life. Through Drama, pupils learn to work together, to cooperate, to find the best way for each member of a group to contribute and to listen to and accept the viewpoints and contributions of others.
Each year, Prior Park Prep puts on its annual school production. This is always a highlight for the pupils and wider school community. The most recent production was Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Pupils in the Lower Prep department also have their moment in the spotlight as they put on a smaller scale production for friends and families.
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
LAMDA lessons are available as an extra-curricular activity, offering pupils the opportunity to gain world-renown qualifications in communication and performance.
There are lots of opportunities for Drama and I love being involved in the plays.Year 7 Pupil