“We all must do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.” – Augusto Boal
The purpose of the drama curriculum at Rushey Mead Academy is to develop students’ artistic, personal and collaborative skills so they become more confident and effective in communicating their ideas in a safe and supportive environment. They have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and are encouraged to become creative and critical thinkers.
The curriculum aims to provide students with engaging stimuli which they discuss, respond to through practical exploration activities, research to deepen understanding and shape into drama which conveys meaning for an audience. Students are encouraged to evaluate and analyse not only the drama itself as an artistic form but also the issues being explored and consider the purpose of theatre to question and explore our society and the world that we live in. The extra- curricular programme provides opportunities to enrich student cultural experience either through performing themselves or watching others in professional settings.
Mrs Hunter (Curriculum Leader – Creative Arts): [email protected]