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 specialist drama teacher. Each class from year 3 – 6 have an annual performance which is linked to their academic, creative or PSHCE curriculum. Children will be introduced to many different drama techniques and genres. We also hold an annual Poetry Declamation Competition, we offer LAMDA lessons and have after school drama clubs. There are two larger school productions every year, which involved children from year 5 – 8. Recent productions have included Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits for the Lower School and Peter Pan the Musical for the Upper School. The Upper School production gives performers the opportunity to ‘tread the boards’ at a local theatre, performing to a paying audience at the Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead.