Drama and Theatre
Drama and Theatre
Drama is a unique tool to explore and express human feelings. Drama is an essential form of behaviour in all cultures, it is a fundamental human activity. Drama benefits the children in the overall development when applied functionally within a primary classroom. Drama has the potential, as a diverse medium, to enhance cognitive, affective and motor development. A high degree of thinking, feeling and moving is involved that subsequently aids in the development of skills for all other learning within and outside of schools (transfer of learning). Drama is a discrete skill in itself. However Drama is also a tool which is flexible, versatile and applicable among all areas of the pedagogical framework. Through its application as a tool in the primary classroom, learning can be experienced by all children.
Drama assists in the development of:
the use of imagination, powers of creative self expression, decision making, problem solving skills, understanding of self and the world, self confidence, a sense of worth and respect for others.
Students are encouraged to participate and enact real and imagined events through role-play, play making and performances and thereby enabling them to explore, shape and represent ideas, feelings and their consequences in symbolic or dramatic form.
Students are given a particular role in a scripted play. After rehearsal the play is performed for the class or the whole school. Children use dialogue, facial expressions and body language to pass on a message script to the rest of the students. Teachers and students use puppets to say and do things that they may feel too inhibited to say or do themselves. While reciting a poem the children are encouraged to act out the story from the poem.
We promote fine arts along with regular studies for the all round development of the personality. The definite intent of this society is to tap the talent for the stage in children and to horne it suitably for lucrative careers in this sphere in the future.