Drama 2017-05-24T10:46:43+00:00

The Arts: Drama

“All people contain mystery, and when you act you want to plumb that mystery until everything is known to you.” – Meryl Streep

Welcome & Ethos

In Drama, students can explore both themselves and the world around them without the barriers of pen and paper, screen and keyboard.

We aim to provide a course that gives students the dramatic techniques they can use to explore characters and ideas, and that gives them the confidence they need to communicate clearly with an audience. We provide opportunities for them to perform in a variety of situations and to experience the performances of a variety of other practitioners.

Extra-curricular activities include drama clubs, performances ranging through lunch time shows, small scale studio productions to full scale school musicals, and trips to professional performances and workshops. Students from Nunnery have performed on the stage at the Palace Theatre Redditch in the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival, at  Worcester Cathedral as part of the Voices and Visions Festival, and in workshops at the internationally-renowned Pineapple Dance Studio in London. New and established theatre companies have visited and worked with our students, such as Big Brum, Vamos, Perfect Circle and Calanit.

Context of the Subject

Since people first spoke they have told stories, and drama is perhaps the purest form of storytelling, satisfying a need we all have to learn about others and about ourselves. Drama makes confident, skilled story-tellers of us all, contributing significantly to personal growth and happiness.

In twenty first century Britain, the skills Drama teaches, of communication, team-working and memory are all easily transferable skills, greatly valued in the working world with application to professions as diverse as law and medicine, policing and saleswork.

Staffing Structure

Curriculum Leader
Mr S Burford
Email: s.burford@nunnerywood.worcs.sch.uk
Phone: 01905 363653

Team Structure
Curriculum Leader for the Arts
Curriculum Leader for Drama
2 full time Drama teachers
1 Performing Arts teaching assistant/technician

Curriculum Facilities

1 drama studio with stage and sound and lighting provision which, when opened out into the Dance Studio, provides a fully operational theatre with raked seating and an orchestra pit.