- Performing Arts
Performing Arts & Drama
Introduction to Drama and Performing Arts at HWGA
Drama and Performing Arts are vital to our school. It allows pupils to develop their confidence and creativity while exploring vital topics experienced in our modern, multicultural world.
Our curriculum explores drama under many different headings. We encourage pupils to express themselves in a number of ways using performance as a tool. We feel it is important for pupils to use their voices every day and to develop strong communication skills. Pupils also have the opportunity to watch drama pieces created by other pupils in school and evaluate the work. As a department we aim to develop pupils’ emotional maturity by understanding characters that are experiencing scenarios relevant to young girls living in society today.
Aside from the curriculum content pupils also have many opportunities to take part in drama outside of the classroom, from the school production to the talent show, to being part of our stage crew; the options are designed to give all pupils the chance to develop life skills for their future.
We feel proud of the standard of work we create, perform and take everything we do very seriously. We also feel proud that we are developing young artists of the future, nurturing their talent for future generations.
Mr D Gilday - Acting Head of Performing Arts Faculty
Mrs P Tombs-Wall - Head of Performing Arts Faculty
Ms S Yates - Assistant Head Teacher and Teacher of Drama
Mrs M Camara - Teacher of Drama and Physical Education
Mr A Wilkes - Advanced Practitioner in Performing Arts
We regularly invite parents in to view examination projects and other work created in Performing Arts. It is important to us not only to share our product but to gain feedback from parents to actively improve future projects. We also love to demonstrate some of the amazing talent we have here and prove to outside audiences how hard the pupils work in our subject.