Drama at our school means providing our pupils not only with the opportunity to learn about and participate in Drama activities, but also providing them with the platform from which to be creative, to express themselves, find success and share these experiences, talents and abilities through performance.
Our Definition of Drama
Drama is a creative art form and an integral part of the National Curriculum. It involves both teacher and pupils working alongside each other in an agreed pretence. While acting as if they are someone else or somewhere else, the group may agree to pretend to create meaning just for themselves. At other times, they agree to share this with others through performance.
By giving children the opportunity to ‘take their play seriously’, we create the opportunity for a powerful form of learning in context. Drama is a tool, a resource for active learning, and developing an understanding of oneself, others and the world through shared cultural activity.
Here at Amesbury we employ qualified specialist Drama teachers who deliver motivational Drama lessons to raise self-esteem, improve speaking and listening skills, and unlock talents. Every child across the school (year 1-6) will have the opportunity to visit the Egg & Royal Theatre, Bath to take part in workshops and see shows. Reception children will take part in a live performance here at the school. Other performances such as pantomimes and shows will take place across the school year.