For those pupils wishing to go beyond the curriculum we offer Speech and Drama lessons as an optional extra. It is a subject which can benefit children of all abilities, developing self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity. It can extend the most able, as well as offering less academic children an opportunity to excel.
Speech and Drama teaches children how to project their voice, portray various characters and perform in front of audiences. They gain presentation skills, learn the importance of movement and body language and become better communicators. Lesson activities, exercises and reading literature instil confidence, understanding and clarity of speech.
As well as being great fun, Speech and Drama gives a framework of skills accredited by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) that will help children perform and succeed during interviews, meetings, social and professional occasions throughout their lives.
LAMDA’S mission is to:
- Improve standards in communication through the spoken word
- Foster an appreciation of literature, poems and drama
- Acknowledge levels of achievement
- Support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole.
Preparation for an examination can:
- Unlock the imagination and creative-thinking
- Develop communication skills
- Refine technical skills and artistry
- Promote team-working
The examinations themselves provide candidates with an opportunity to:
- Measure progress against an international standard
- Make contact with expert practitioner examiners outside the immediate teaching environment
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Acquire skill certification for career development
- Receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development.
The children taking Speech and Drama lessons have the opportunity to showcase their work to parents and friends in the Theatre.
Click here to see photographs from our Speech and Drama Evening