Drama is a subject in which pupils can express themselves in a safe and secure environment. Drama opens pupils’ minds to the world around them and provides opportunities to develop social skills, presentation skills and self-awareness while exploring their own unique style as performers. Drama at Pembridge Hall explores a range of styles and conventions, celebrating the work of past and present while also devising and experimenting.
Drama is very much part of the school’s life blood. We have a studio dedicated to Drama and girls from Reception to Year 6 feel transported as soon as they enter the environment. Here are all the trappings of the theatre: racks full of costumes, props, masks, puppets, lights and scenery which transforms Drama lessons into special events.
There are three Drama clubs at Pembridge Hall – one for Lower, Middle and Upper School. This is where the girls are really encouraged to express themselves and develop their confidence in an environment in which they can really take ownership of their own work. Pupils work with different year groups to collaboratively create their own world using the exciting array of costumes and props available. There are also opportunities for them to share their work with others at key points throughout the year.
Every year group has the chance to perform for their parents within the duration of the school year, in the form of class assemblies, Christmas celebrations, Easter Parades and year group plays. In Year 5 short playlets are performed at the end of the year whilst in Year 6 the girls perform a much-anticipated full length play in a theatre, eagerly watched by parents, staff and pupils.