Drama gives our children the chance to express themselves and to work with children from other classes and year groups. Drama is part of English lessons, and is often an option in the Wednesday Afternoon Clubs.
Reception and Year 1 presented their Nativity plays to very appreciative Mums and Dads, Year 2 combined their Space topic with the Easter story, and Year 3 performed an ambitious version of The Greatest Showman with a traverse staging.
In the Middle School, Year 4 and Year 5 performed in repertory over two nights in Disney Through The Ages, incorporating scenes and songs from many different films. Year 6 took part in the annual Schools’ Shakespeare Festival at The Old Market Theatre in Hove, with their 1960s hippie take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Upper School took over The Barn Theatre in Southwick for the penultimate week of the Summer term for the dramatic highlight of the year, Mrs Griffiths’ all-singing, all-dancing Little Shop of Horrors.
A large number of our children also take part in LAMDA Drama lessons, and we put on a show in April in which over fifty LAMDA students from Year 1 to Year 8 performed in the Hall. Results in the LAMDA exams have been excellent this year.
Besides being on stage, some of our senior children have had the chance to get involved with costume, make-up, sound, and lighting on these shows, as well as assisting with photography.
In the Members' Area of the website, you can access galleries of pictures from the productions, and order the DVDs of the shows.