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Ballymagee Primary School and Nursery Unit

Learning Today to Discover Tomorrow

School Productions

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.


Primary 7 Production

Key Stage 1 Spring Concert

Spring Concert Movie.MOV

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Foundation Stage Nativity Performance