The role of extra-curricular drama

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

Does a drama club always have to be about a performance?

From the feedback I got on how to make a drama club a success I’ve received some ace advice to draw upon. The majority all say that a focus for the club to work towards is always key. Most drama clubs work towards some sort of performance or sharing – be it anything from a Christmas or Summer Concert to an informal gathering of parents. … Continue reading Does a drama club always have to be about a performance?

Drama clubs – friend or foe

I’m moving to a new post in September and during this slow time at my old school my thoughts drift to making plans to my new school. Specifically, at the moment, drama clubs. Are they friend or foe? I don’t run drama clubs in my current school. There are a number of contributing factors to this. Firstly, the isn’t a big culture at my current … Continue reading Drama clubs – friend or foe

Home grown talent

Home grown talent workshops are simple in concept, simple in application but far reaching and fantastic in their results. Home grown talent workshops do exactly what it says. Ex-Students who have since gone on to do drama related degrees, work or even additional extra-curricular drama at university, are invited back to school to run a 45 minutes workshop on an area of interest that they … Continue reading Home grown talent