Head of Department: Philippa Gibson
Drama is seen as an important activity at Saint Ronan’s and contributes to the personal development of the children, as well as enriching their approach to subjects dealing with literacy or performance. With the emphasis on fun, we aim to foster an enthusiasm for Drama and to that end we offer a number of opportunities for pupils to perform throughout the year, in addition to weekly Drama lessons for Years 3, 4 and 5.
In Drama lessons, pupils gain in confidence and develop listening and speaking skills. Their awareness of others and ability to co-operate is enhanced, and they are able to carry their creative ideas through into action in a process of co-operation, performance and review. Amongst other things, pupils learn techniques such as still-imaging and thought-tracking, and devise their own work using these skills.
Due to restrictions this term and Government Guidelines we are putting our senior production on ‘ice’ until such time as we can combine year groups again, but will be providing an opportunity for platform performances within year group bubbles at the end of the Autumn term which will be performed to peers and staff within that year group. As soon as we are able we will launch into productions again, ensuring that the performing arts are alive and well and working even in these challenging times.