A Drama curriculum has many benefits to your child’s education and wellbeing. In Drama, students have the opportunity to learn about playwrights and study different genres of theatre, as well as traditional and modern performance styles. Not only do young people benefit from the knowledge and understanding, but the act of physically taking part in a Drama lesson also helps develop essential skills.
At Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, we encourage creativity and reflection, both of which are key tools in Drama. Students learn to take risks and solve problems, as well as challenge their own perceptions through various activities. Not only is Drama a fun and enjoyable subject, but it is also an invaluable one, providing the safe and secure environment necessary for students to explore different subjects.
“like theatre, drama in schools can unlock the use of imagination, intellect empathy and courage. Through it, ideas, responses and feelings can be expressed and communicated. It carries the potential to challenge, to question and to bring about change” (Jude Kelly, Founder of Metal.)
At a young age, children learn through play. Often children will enter their own world of make believe and take on a role. This play offers children a safe environment to explore and learn. Drama offers a similar experience, but with more challenging content. By making the students feel safe and encouraged, they can unlock a completely new perspective and understanding of society and their roles and responsibilities within it.