Why drama in schools?
Panorama Drama truly appreciates the subject of drama in schools, especially the schools who incorporate the study of theatre as a standalone subject in the curriculum.
In Primary Schools drama is often used to increase the creativity and confidence of young people. Panorama Drama likes to take one step further. We like to take interactive learning adventures where children learn about a topic over a series of workshops. At such a young age, one-off workshops do not impact children as effectively as weekly sessions. Our drama practitioners will work with your children on your chosen theme; may that be a book the children are studying or a topic they are learning about, and they will practically bring it to life. Over several weeks our practitioners will explore those themes, improve children's communication and cognitive thinking. We will engage them in activities where they will be fully immersed in the stories we create and will actively becomes owners of their learning. Through Process Drama, Teacher in Role and Devising Performance our sessions aid children's development and enhance their understanding of topics they are already learning about in the curriculum. Click Primary Schools on the right to see what options we offer.
In most schools drama is embedded as a subject in the curriculum however, the guidelines of a curriculum often restrict students on their opportunities to use the theatre conventions they have learnt to create, share and perform their stories. This is where the work of outside theatre companies, like us, can benefit young people’s aspirations to continue studying theatre, enhance their drama skills and grow a love of theatre.
The participation in drama-related activities is vitally important in developing transferrable skills to young people. It allows young people to think for themselves, work in a team, learn to negotiate, create a product, think strategically and imaginatively, understand the pressure of working within timeframes and think creatively. Panorama Drama aims to build those transferrable skills whilst inspiring the next generation of creative, confident and charismatic young people to love theatre and what it can achieve. Click secondary schools on the right to see what our current project offers are.