“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Drama at LEA is taught once a week and also within enrichment. In Drama students learn to project their voices, stand up in front of an audience, learn words as part of a performance and present a character to the audience. This is a subject which relies on the enterprising key skills of leadership (learning to direct a scene and helping others to improve their skills), teamwork (all students have to work in a team), ambition (working towards an individual goal), drive (not giving up when things are difficult- rehearsal is a great way of learning how to do things again, but do them better each time), respect (working in a team requires students to be able to give ideas and improve work with respect to each other’s skills and talents.) In Drama the students will be learning about British Theatre in Pantomime, script work in Metamorphosis, theatre history in “Greek Theatre”, language and characterisation in “Shakespeare” and use theatre to understand real life problems such as bullying in “Matilda” and moral choices in work on a play called “Joyride”.