Dance and Drama are a big part of school life at the Pre-Prep where children get the opportunity to take part in a variety of school plays and performances.
They offer every child a creative outlet for expression. They are practical, fun and energetic subjects opening doors to children’s imaginations and allowing them a chance to use their ideas, create stories and explore other characters and worlds through performance.
Children in Year 2 also get the opportunity to sing in our Senior School Chapel, with all pupils from Nursery to Year 2 performing on stage at the school’s annual speech day at the Auden Theatre. We also have a dance exhibition yearly held at our Senior School Britten Building, with performances ranging from The Nutcracker to Cats.
Drama is a real strength of the school and helps to develop children’s confidence. All children have a dedicated dance and drama lesson each week, with a specialist teacher. These sessions benefit the children by giving them the opportunity to be creative and to share and evaluate ideas and understanding through the use of dramatic techniques and role-play activities. They also have great fun!