Drama is embedded into the curriculum to help children to develop confidence, communication skills, team work and ability to present to an audience. We carefully increase the exposure the children have and the difficulty level, to ensure each child has the opportunity to meet their potential. The children learn drama techniques through games, script reading, mime, modelling, voice projection techniques, improvisation, team building exercises and ensemble work.

Younger children to get their first taste of performance using poetry recitals and a modern musical take on the nativity story.

The Form 3 musical production develops further skills, with everyone in the production participating in singing, dancing and acting. In Form 4, children have the opportunity to participate in voluntary informal Drama activities outside curriculum time.

Form 5 children work on a substantial musical play and serious actors in Form 6 can audition for parts in a film production. Those who would prefer to work behind the scenes with camera operation, sound and editing have the opportunity to do this.

We offer weekly lessons in LAMDA, which helps to develop acting and poetry speaking skills alongside self-awareness and self-confidence. Children are prepared and entered for external LAMDA exams each year. If you would like your children to take LAMDA lessons, please email Mr Waller on pgw@cranprep.org

Head of Drama, Mr Phil Waller

Drama, Mr Phil Waller