The stage is set
Drama has returned to Westminster City School’s curriculum, with Year 7 happy to make use of our Drama Studio for their new lessons.
Pictured, above, are 7K enjoying an energetic warm up at the start of their Tuesday class, before taking part in a whole class activity designed to test their mind and memory. The majority of the form had not undertaken drama at primary school, so all were excited to be studying the subject at secondary school. When asked to rate their classroom experience, so far, there was an enthusiastic 10 out of 10 from the entire class!
Drama is being taught by Mr Myge, from our English Department. He said: “We want our students to develop crucial life skills through the exploration of drama. Our students will examine what it means to be a team player through collaborative work, and will learn what it means to be a reflective learner by completing diaries and reflection logs, in response to their work. In addition, our students will develop their confidence by performing stories and presenting their ideas to others.”
While our School’s notable alumni include Hollywood actor John Boyega, the subject of drama has meant a lot to many of our former students. Reflecting on his time at Westminster City School, Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Child Poverty, said: “Drama gave me a friendship group. It’s been so core to who I am and given me such confidence later in life”. Aaron Tam Akinyemi, now a BBC broadcast journalist and producer, said: "Drama lessons at Westminster City School played a role helping develop my communication, performance and oratory skills.”
Headteacher, Mr Broughton, added: “Drama stimulates the imagination and creativity, as well as helping young people to further develop their language and communication skills. I’m delighted that we are able to re-introduce drama to our Year 7 curriculum and I look forward to seeing the subject running across our Key Stage 3 cohort in the years ahead.”