Drama at the Prep School

Our Drama department continues apace with storytelling, pantomimes scenes, poetry and nativity plays.

The children all have worked tremendously hard within their bubble to put together different kinds of imaginative work this term.

Below you can see 4 pupils from Years 5 and 6 performing their story telling work. We discussed what makes a great story, how stories can be adapted and embellished with the telling of the story.
The pupils all began with a similar piece involving people travelling through a wood when they come across a hidden castle in the depths of the trees. What happens next is up to you…. The children have had to think carefully about their audience, interesting and powerful vocabulary, the delivery of their piece, tone and expression in their voice and how to engage with their listeners. The children had no script and were not encouraged to have notes to enable the story to move, develop and adapt.

Years 7 and 8 are working hard on poetry and prose, looking at themes of friendship, relationships and the winter season. They have used differing settings such as Big School, the stage and the Inner Hall to develop an understanding of place and clear and eloquent delivery.

Our Year 3 and 4 children have been working on Cinderella, looking at a particular scene, they are getting excited to be able to perform for their year group during the final week of term. All the children are involved, whatever their performing ability, and they have been encouraging each other to deliver their ‘lines’ with confidence, humour and fun. Mr Wistow will be playing the piano and we have some super costumes kindly sourced by Mrs Peters.

Our Year 5 children have put together Nativity plays and it has been wonderful to see the children revisit roles which they may have taken in their younger years. The children have used the stage, costumes, organised their own stage management and worked as a team.

We really are getting into the spirit of Christmas.



Published On: December 4th, 2020Categories: News, Prep