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Westminster Special School

College Park School Federation of Westminster Special Schools

Drama

Drama at College Park School is an integral part of our student’s development. Not only do we strive to improve all aspects of their communication, but through drama we develop their sense of awareness about the world in which they live.

Taking a holistic approach and focusing on all our students’ different needs and abilities, drama is the perfect platform for them to follow practical instructions, improve listening and understanding skills and develop a strong team ethic as we improvise, rehearse and perform together.

Drama is an inclusive subject which incorporates movement, imaginative play, sensory experiences and problem solving skills. The over riding theme of any drama lesson is to improve the level at which our students communicate and convey their thoughts and feelings. Evidence of this can be seen in small "in house" productions as well as our large scale performances that can be enjoyed by family and friends.

At College Park we view drama as a "confidence building" area that we take great pride in. Not only do we instill in our young people the ability to perform on a stage, but also teach them to understand the roles of stage crew, prop making, costume design and technical support.

Over the last few years the The@trical team working with College Park students and staff have screened a movie in Notting Hill Gate Cinema, performed a crime mystery involving the theft of the crown jewels and we staged a whole school production, named The Roald Dahl Extravaganza. Our most recent production has been as part of the Westminster Special Schools Creative Arts Festival where we staged our whole school production of Treasure Island at The Lyric Theatre.

 We hope to continue to build our drama department and expose our students to professional theatre, artists and live performance. There will be several events through the academic year which I urge you to keep an eye out for.

James Rigby

Drama Teacher

 

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