The ultimate guide to surviving putting on a school musical. Continue reading How to survive putting on a School Musical!
This is my second blog in a series of reflective blogs at the end of Year 2 at my current school. Lets start with what I offer at that extra curricular level. I offer: School Production from September to March every Monday and Tuesday afterschool. Summer Shakespeare from March to July every Monday and Tuesday afterschool. LAMDA lessons are taught in upper school and lower school small … Continue reading The role of extra-curricular drama
Make it achievable Once you have decided on what performance you are going to do, you need to make sure that the work is achievable. Try to write down everything that your group of students are going to need to do and know in order for this performance to be a success. Once you have that list prioritise them. Is it more important that your … Continue reading 6 Top Tips on Planning a Rehearsal Schedule
A small research project that I’m working on at the moment is called Drama Heroes. I’m sure it’s nothing new, and we’ve done something like this – but perhaps not in this format. The question of the project is how much can an organised and well publicised reward system help motivate students to improve their attitude to learning and/or their attainment grades. Drama heroes are … Continue reading Drama Heroes
Drama Ambassadors or Drama Captains are an excellent addition to your department. Being one is a fun and rewarding experience. It’s an opportunity to learn, develop and improve leadership skills by becoming involved in the creative achievements of both the Drama Department and the school. Having them is a fantastic opportunity to help reduce the workload for you. This is especially good for small departments … Continue reading How to make the most of student volunteers with Drama Ambassadors