Aims and Objectives
Drama is a fundamental part of our rich and balanced curriculum. It is taught via English and as an extra curricular activity.
Spiritual learning is embedded within the curriculum through the experience and emotion of response to the creative process. Students are required to create work from a stimulus that could range from a series of thought-provoking images, poetry, newspaper articles, an extract from a play or a particular theme linked to a topic of student in English. These skills are essential for our children to be successful within the subject and are fundamental in preparing our students for life beyond the classroom.
As part of our continued efforts to engage children in all aspects of creative art, we have for the first time this year become a member of the Shakespeare’s Schools Foundation annual Festival.
We we are awaiting confirmation of the abridged play which will need to be rehearsed and performed in whatever art genre/form we decide upon and a selection of our KS2 children will take their extract to The Playhouse in Newcastle to performance alongside Schools from across the North East. If they are really successful they may even be chosen to form part of a dream team who will go on to perform at The Globe later in the year.
The 19th Shakespeare Schools Festival runs from October to November 2019. With around 300 performances from Penzance to Falkirk, Barnsley to Belfast,from inner-cities to seaside towns, it promises to be a thrilling experience for all!