Studying drama encourages pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills, as well as to build their confidence and become accustomed to public speaking.
Lessons are designed to support the teaching of English as well as to offer children opportunities to appear on stage. In addition we try to develop cross-curricular links with other subjects.
Each Michaelmas term, we present a full scale musical play in the school's own theatre, The Redgrave.
Each Spring term, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School visits with a production and there are many opportunities for outings to theatres in Bristol including the Theatre Royal, the Hippodrome and the Redgrave. Some children perform in radio and television plays.
In the Lent term, children from Year 3 perform a play at the Redgrave Theatre. This gives them the chance to sing, act and dance on stage with lights, microphones and live music.
Each summer term, all the Year 5 children appear in a show at the Redgrave. We have recently presented Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, the Rocky Monster Show, The Seven Sided Dice and The Curious Quest of the Sandman's Sand.
Dance lessons are also available as a co-curricular activity.