Drama helps students develop important transferable skills which can be utilised in many areas of work and recreation. Drama students become more confident and capable as communicators. They are empathetic to others and can work constructively in a team situation. They can meet deadlines and use time effectively. They have to improve memory and research strategies. They explore ideas and issues in depth and learn to see things from someone else’s point of view.
Drama can lead to jobs in various industries where they interact positively with other people including:
- Film or Television
- Journalism or Broadcasting
We have a major school production every two years. This is open to all students from Year 7 to Year 13. Main roles are filled by audition but anyone who wishes to take part will be included. It is a great opportunity for students to combine across year levels and work together towards a goal. Students often form lasting friendships through this experience, as well as developing skills in voice, movement, time management and the use of technologies.
Shellah Winn Shakespeare Festival
We enter a group in this annual festival. It is open to any Year 9 -13 student who is interested in finding out more about Shakespeare and getting involved in a regional event.
Every year students can take part in the Smokefree Stage Challenge where they work to design, choreograph and perform a themed dance/drama. This is run by senior students with the help of a liaison teacher. It is another chance to work across age levels and it provides a scaffold for developing leadership skills.
These are drama games and activities which are run weekly during our long lunchtime. It is open to students throughout the school. Students can choose to participate as a performer or as a member of the audience. It helps develop storytelling, imagination, teamwork and is a lot of fun.