Dance & Drama

Pupils experience the arts for pleasure as well as to develop socially, physically and mentally. Pupils explore their imagination and feelings in order to find individualised ways of expressing themselves to others; improving emotional, social and intellectual wellbeing. In drama, role-play supports language development and gives pupils opportunities to understand real life situations and how to respond to these appropriately. Performing in dance can have a positive impact on physical development programmes as it is motivating, particularly encouraging those with movement aids such as walkers and standing frames to become more mobile and physically independent. Both Dance and Drama teach individuals about safe practices; help them to become aware of how to respond to instructions and follow rules, as well as providing a vehicle for free expression and communication.