We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and discover who we could become.Augusto Boal
Drama and theatre can inspire us; it can equip us with the ability to understand the world around us, and shape the very people we are. As a tool, Drama can entertain, educate and problem solve life’s many complexities.
Here, at The County High School Leftwich, we promote Drama through a rich and diverse curriculum. Students are taught Drama both practically and theoretically enabling them to gain the knowledge and skills of theatre and theatrical practitioners such as the phenomenal Berkoff, Artaud, and Blythe.
In practical sessions, students develop their skill set through a tool kit and, subsequently, relish the opportunity to perform extracts from a variety of well-known plays including the enduring The Crucible. Through this, students explore their creative sides by crafting their own characters and their own theatre.
In theory lessons, students learn how to assess and analyse their performances and the performance of others – they are immersed in the realm of theatre through a discovery of all the key roles in its sphere including scripting, devising, rehearsal, directing and role play.
In studying Drama, students develop skills they will utilise outside of the studio such as key social skills, and learning how to communicate effectively as a team with a shared aim. Our young dramatists develop confidence in themselves through performance and public speaking, as well as develop their imagination and innovation. Crucially, Drama broadens our students’ empathetic skills – the ability to understand how others feel and place themselves in the positions of others.
Underpinning our Drama curriculum are five foundational concepts which students journey through from their first day in the studio until the end of their time with us.
Drama Tool Kit
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