Drama has a positive impact on children's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Amongst other things it develops:
- Self-confidence - taking risks and performing for an audience teaches children to trust their ideas and abilities;
- Co-operation/Collaboration - the process of putting on a production requires children to discuss, negotiate, compromise and rehearse;
- Concentration - playing, practising and performing develop a sustained focus of mind;
- Communication Skills - drama improves voice projection and articulation and listening skills;
- Memory - rehearsing and performing words, movements and cues strengthens this skill.
Each year, children have a variety of opportunities to perform in front of an audience of peers, relations and friends of the school.
- The Foundation Stage Nativity play is a heart warming event providing children with the experience of performing on stage, in front of a large audience;
- The Key Stage 1 boys & girls put on a fabulous display of singing, dancing & acting during their Spring Concert; and
- The annual Primary 7 production is a key event in the school diary. the children fully embrace the experience and are involved in set and costume design, box office sales and co-ordinating sound and lighting.