Drama lessons encourage pupils to extend their range of expression in communication, acquire dramatic skills and to understand a wide variety of texts. All boys have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience during their time at the Boys’ Prep. Reception to Year 2 present a Christmas-themed performance in the Autumn Term and Key Stage 2 combine for their production in the Spring Term.
From Year 3 to Year 6 the boys get a weekly 30 minute drama lesson to enhance their core skills that will help them not only on the stage but in later life too. In drama, we look at public speaking, engaging an audience, mime, as well as prop and play script work. As the boys develop their skills, they are given more opportunities to work from a script as well as composing their own scenes.
In Year 6 the boys participate in an end of year production, which allows them to display all the skills they have developed through Key Stage 2. Year 4 also support Year 6 in the end of year production, which gives them the opportunity to showcase their skills, as well as learning from the older boys. In the recent years, productions have included Seussical and Yee-ha!