Drama adds quality and challenge to our lives, making us question and reflect on our own feelings, thoughts and values as well as helping us to respect the views of others. It provides an opportunity for us to explore and understand different forms of expression gain a sense of personal identity, appreciate our diverse cultural heritage, and to be creative.
The key skills developed in Drama are also ones which will contribute to the wider success of students. These include: creativity, teamwork, evaluation and performance through a range of contexts. To be successful in Drama will build wider confidence and social skills.
Our Drama curriculum is enhanced through having excellent, purpose built facilities, including two specialist Drama Studios with leading edge sound and lighting systems.
Beyond the curriculum, students have a range of opportunities to be involved in performance and enrichment activities. These include the various productions put on by the school, including the main school production. Last year’s production of “Smiley Face” saw over 150 performers and musicians taking part in a play written especially for us by playwright Jon Welch from Pipeline Theatre Company. This unique project was premiered at RLS with full houses every night.
There is also a range of theatre visits open to students, both to provincial theatres and to the West End.