Drama is a powerful learning tool for teaching our students about different perspectives; it shows them how to have empathy, and it helps them to learn in a creative and exciting way. As a curriculum subject, it gives students a practical knowledge of how drama works as an art form and encourages them to recognise how drama is integral to cultures in different times and places. Students develop skills in performing, analysing and evaluating drama and learn the value of working well with others to achieve a clear end goal. Drama is the perfect vehicle to develop the vital skills of independence, concentration, cooperation, confidence, creativity, communication and critical thinking. In studying drama, students develop a wide range of skills that they will need to participate in society and employment.
Most importantly drama allows students to face challenges and build resilience through practical experience, thereby developing tools for mental wellbeing.
- Jo Green
- Anna Palmer