Some of you may have some experience of Drama already; you may have been in a school play, or been part of an extra-curricular Drama group. Some of you may not have had experience of Drama at all – either is perfect, we will all be starting from the same point in our Drama lessons.
In Drama we learn about new topics through experiencing them as characters – this helps our understanding. We talk a lot about opinions and world issues and through all of this you develop key life skills.
Some initial bits of information to put your mind at ease. You will never have to perform in front of the whole year or the whole school – unless you want to! You will never have to perform alone – you will always work in a group, unless you choose to do a solo piece. We are always respectful and encourage one another – we will build everyone’s confidence gradually so that we all feel comfortable.
Some of you may be keen to get more involved with Drama outside of your lessons. You’ll be pleased to know that every year we produce a school musical that involves students from all year groups, and anyone can join in either to be part of the cast, or to be part of the backstage and technical crew. There’s a role for everyone.
We hope that this gives you an insight in to this new subject and we can’t wait to meet you!
The Drama Team