Our aim is to develop confidence in our students. our drama classes are the foundation through which we achieve that.
█ Drama Classes
Through our drama classes students get to know each other through fun improvisational activities based on their age and skill level. They will build confidence through a range of teamwork exercises that develop trust amongst the children and their teacher. In a nurturing, happy environment - anything is possible! The students enjoy creating small group skits and commercials, dressing up and performing in front of their classmates.
They continue to enhance their abilities through improvisation and script work, including learning individual monologues, poetry, becoming a confident impromptu reader and acting in various genres - from classical plays, contemporary, comedy and dramatic. Students are given work appropriate to their level and age. They continue learning basic stagecraft and are encouraged to take part in performing at local eisteddfods, events and our concerts.
Whilst the focus is on having fun, not winning a prize, our students have consistently achieved the highest accolades and honours over the last 10 years.
Our aim is to develop confidence in our students. Our drama classes are the foundation through which we achieve that.
Kindergarten – Prep Students – Fridays 5pm – 6pm
The Pumpkins class is all about having fun and gaining confidence through play based activities in a nurturing environment where the children feel comfortable. The sessions allow students to participate in a range of social skill building games and activities in pairs and small groups. They play various improvisation games, learn to individually recite short poems and prose to each other, rehearse simple stage direction through short scripts and creating skits, and work on holding conversations and public speaking abilities. They will also touch on some simple singing and dancing skills. There is the opportunity to compete in speech and drama eisteddfods throughout the year.
█ Creative Critters
Year 1 to Year 2 Students – Fridays 5-6pm
The Creative Critters drama class continues to help students build their confidence through theatre sports activities, improvisation games and team building tasks. They make up short plays and skits, commercials and narrate freeze frames. The students also start individualising their work, looking at clarity of speech in team presentations, duologues, monologues, and simple readings from storybooks. They enjoy putting together costumes and props and have lots of fun doing so. They are expected to take part in various speech and drama eisteddfods throughout the year, as individuals or in small groups.
█ Amazing Artists
Year 3 to Year 6 Students – Fridays 4pm – 5pm
The Amazing Artists drama group further develops confidence in students through learning about various types of theatre work and stage techniques. They play improvisation games, make up skits, study learn scripts, practice various types of theatre, work on impromptu readings and learn how to prepare for various types of auditions. The students are capable and competent performers who enjoy spending time together, putting on presentations of all kinds. They are expected to take part in various speech and drama eisteddfods throughout the year, as individuals or in small groups.
█ Stage Magicians
Year 7 to Year 9 Students – Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm
The Stage Magicians work closely as a team, encouraging each other and promoting individual abilities. The drama classes focus on portraying various emotions on stage, developing accents and studying more classical pieces of work. The students further their improvisation and theatre craft skills, and often look at writing and directing. They start making decisions about the class content they wish to work on, and come together to assist in organising drama events which gives them the opportunity to develop their independence. They are expected to take part in various speech and drama eisteddfods throughout the year, as individuals or in small groups.
█ Future Stars
Year 10 Students Onwards – Wednesdays 6-7pm
The Future Stars are always encouraging of the younger students and are often seen as role models. As a drama class they choose pieces and theatre styles they wish to focus on, and often direct their own theatre sports activities. As the leaders of the school they are looked to in running and organising many of the WSP yearly events. The main focus for the Future Stars is to further develop their creativity and allow them opportunities to express themselves. They continue to develop their individual acting skills and con dence, through improvisation, storytelling, theatre sports, stage work, directing and writing and in working on various plays and script work. They are expected to take part in speech and drama eisteddfods throughout the year.