Wide ranging drama options that help enhance skills, build confidence and achieve success while having fun.
Inspiring, exciting, challenging. Drama that takes you places.
Drama students at Sands can expect to participate in a wide variety of inspiring drama activities during that time at school.
Drama is not just about acting, it is concerned with building valuable life skills, such as being able to listen and speak with confidence, to react and respond appropriately and to explore aspects of the human condition in depth. It helps to inspire students to create interesting and original work.
Drama is teamwork, students learn to work together, to trust each other and commit themselves to a project and see it through. Even the most disparate groups can be bound together and enjoy working on a common project to bring it to a successful conclusion.
Improvisation, Drama Games and Activities
These lessons are always fun and popular. Students learn all sorts of techniques through a variety of games, exercises and improvisation. They can develop their ideas into scenes and sketches. As they become more skilful, they create longer scenes, exploring different issues, styles and characters. They are able to use costumes and props to help bring their work to life from my huge wardrobe and props department.
Plays and Theatre Skills
All students are able to take part in plays. Over the years they have performed in a variety of plays and productions of a differing genre. From Oscar Wilde to pantomime, melodrama to modern stylised ensemble work. Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, The Insect Play, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more.
Students propose themselves for parts and I aim to cast plays so that everyone has a part they will suit and enjoy.
As well as the acting, they are involved in designing the set and programmes, making scenery, helping with costumes, lighting, sound effects and music. They might be stage hands or front of house. I hope to give them a full theatre experience from script to performance.
We invite family and friends to watch our plays in the drama room at Sands which we convert into a small theatre.
When set up, our theatre has a stage, backdrops, inner and outer curtains, lighting and a seating area for the audience.