Drama fulfils an artistic, intellectual and social need. By the very nature of our specialist drama education, students are provided with extended opportunities to develop skills in communication whilst also making analytical responses in this subject area and across the curriculum.
We aim to develop the imaginative, creative, cognitive and social skills of our students. This will manifest itself in improvement in self confidence, language and communication skills, problem solving ability, decision making and self understanding together with a greater sensitivity to other people. We also look to develop students’ enthusiasm, motivation and self-discipline and their ability to understand and appreciate drama as an art form which can illuminate and inform the real world.
We are also proud to offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities. Each year over 200 students take part in a variety of different performances at local venues. Included in this is the Thames Valley Police Project which allows students the opportunity to create their own original piece of theatre, the Shakespeare Schools Festival and of course our renowned whole school productions, which take place at Arlington Arts Centre. Our productions offer performers a range of opportunities in singing, dancing and acting as well as our non-performers who can take control of the lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up. At Park House Drama there really is something for everyone.