Speech and Drama lessons are optional co-curricular activities for boys in Years 5 and 6. The lessons are very popular and places fill up quickly. Our talented Speech and Drama teacher makes lessons fun and lots of laughter is heard from the classroom!
The pupils may participate in the examinations of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, although they are not obligatory. The boys study acting, mime, verse and prose speaking and reading. The intention of these lessons is to build confidence and encourage good diction, a wide inflection, varied facial expressions and an appreciation of the spoken and written word.
Spontaneous and Prepared Improvisation exercises give the pupils the chance to 'go with the flow' and build the boys’ confidence and self-esteem. It also encourages great teamwork and many new friendships are forged through the participation in these exercises.