Drama gives our children the chance to express themselves and to work with children from other classes and year groups. Drama is part of English lessons, and is often an option in the Wednesday Afternoon Clubs. Individuals and small groups are also prepared for the LAMDA examinations.
In the course of the year, every child in the school gets the chance to participate in a production, from the Reception Nativity play to the Upper School production that rounds off the year, frequently at The Barn Theatre, Southwick.
This year has seen Nativity plays from Reception and Year 1, Year 2 present Dick Whittington (oh yes they did!), Year 3 present Olivia, which was Charles Dickens with a twist. In Middle School, Year 6 put on an imaginatively staged interpretation of Roald Dahl's The Witches, Year 5 a spooky Christmas Carol, and Year 4 a suitably disgusting The Twits. All school productions are professionally filmed.
We are currently in rehearsal for an open air performance of Les Miserables in the Back Court, featuring the whole of the Upper School in the chorus!
In the Members' Area of the website, you can access galleries of pictures from the productions, and order the DVDs of the shows.