Drama & Dance

A variety of drama learning

Our specialist drama teachers use a variety of dramatic techniques including drama games, acted stories, tableaux, improvisation, mime, puppetry, physical theatre and script work to provide children with a stimulating, creative and constructive learning experience.

Drama lessons at St. Michael’s allow children to:

  • foster their creative imagination
  • develop acting and communication skills and their use of memory
  • encourage progressive thinking and decision making
  • improve clarity of speech and language skills
  • build self-confidence without immodesty
  • cooperate with and respect the work of each other
  • improve fitness in physical performance
  • cultivate a knowledge of literature and appreciation for the arts and culture

 

Performance events such as the Form 6 Play, concerts, Christingle service, the Crib Service, LAMDA Examinations and the St. Michael’s Day Parade are vehicles for pupils to display the confidence and the dramatic and communication skills gained from participation in drama lessons.

 

Dance

All of our Nursery and Reception children follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus as part of our EYFS school curriculum. As children enter the Pre-Prep department, they continue their study of dance and movement throughout the schools’ Physical Education curriculum. However, children are given the option to continue to follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus as an extra-curricular activity. Throughout these sessions, our specialist dance teachers provide lessons which build confidence and self-esteem, boost self-motivation and teach crucial communication skills.

 

 

“As a former pupil, St. Michael's was the obvious choice. Their values and school ethos have remained the same and Sophia has become a confident, caring and hardworking individual. ”

- Eloise Lloyd, Former Parent

“Just wanted to say a big Thank You to all staff and teachers over the last few months. As a full time working Mum I don't know what I would have done without the structure provided each day.”

- Mrs Homer, Parent

“..thriving, secure, ‘family feel’ environment where children are positively nurtured as individuals and able to reach their own potential.”

- Amanda Foy, Parent

“St. Michael's is a wonderful school. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe haven for their child to grow, learn to be well rounded individuals with the love of God in their hearts and love for all human beings as well as develop academically putting them in a good position ready for the next level of education.”

- Mrs. Balogun, Former Parent

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