'There are strong elements of make-believe in all children’s play.'

During their two years in the drama class, students will have opportunities to work with others to develop creative ideas using drama elements, conventions and techniques.

They will be able to initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama. As part of the drama class, students will be able to use some dance elements to develop and share a personal movement vocabulary.


The aims of the drama curriculum are 

• to enable the child to become drama literate 

• to enable the child to create a permanent bridge between make-believe play and the art form of theatre 

• to develop the child’s ability to enter physically, emotionally and intellectually into the drama world in order to promote questing, empowering and empathetic skills 

• to enable the child to develop the social skills necessary to engage openly, honestly and playfully with others 

• to enable the child to co-operate and communicate with others in solving problems in the drama and through the drama 

• to enable the child to understand the structures and modes of drama and how they create links between play, thought and life 

• to enable the child to acquire this knowledge of drama through the active exploration of themes drawn from life (past and present), whether they have their source in other curriculum areas or in general areas relevant to the child’s life 

• to enable the child to begin the process of translating a knowledge of drama into the active exploration of life themes from drama literature, leading to the appreciation of world drama culture 

• to form the criteria with which to evaluate the drama texts, written or performed, to which he/she is continually exposed