Drama is a core subject at Ardingly Prep and we recognise its importance in a child's development and acquisition of life skills.
We encourage children's natural ability to be creative and offer plenty of opportunities for them to develop a love of this subject as well as to have some fun and feel confident performing in front of others.
Every child has a curriculum lesson once a week with a drama teacher and each class gives a performance which is linked to their academic or PSHCE curriculum. Children will be introduced to many different drama techniques and genres; we also hold poetry competitions, offer LAMDA lessons and enter children for English Speaking Board exams every other year to help develop public speaking skills. There are two very popular drama clubs and regular performances of school plays and musicals. Recent productions have included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the Lower School and Alice in Wonderland for the Upper School. The Upper School production gives performers the opportunity to ‘tread the boards’ of a local theatre, performing to a paying audience.