Despite providing relief from the confines of a formal classroom environment, and also giving children an opportunity to express themselves in a more physical way, Drama is not just a ‘free’ lesson. It is a structured lesson which requires discipline and develops not only their performance skills, but their personal and social skills too.
Drama is a vital subject in that it develops self-confidence and a multitude of other skills which are so important in today’s society. As a lot of the class work is done in groups, it encourages tolerance, acceptance, public speaking and management/negotiation skills, patience, the ability to think creatively and on-the-spot. These are but a few of the skills that are developed and that are needed throughout life in jobs that involve other people.
In the Drama lessons, various skills will be covered including mime, movement, improvisation, characterization, choral verse, verbal dynamics, costume and make-up design, public speaking skills etc.