Drama

Drama at Downham is an important part of the school curriculum and life of the school. It allows children to explore their creativity through improvisation, group and independent work, playscripts and productions. Drama exposes the children to a variety of theatrical genres whilst   encouraging them to assert themselves confidently and explore their imaginations using a range of  different stimuli.

Curriculum work also offers each child the experience of directing their own work and some of the more technical aspects of theatre including lighting, staging, set, prop construction and sound.

Every child through Years 1 to 6 is taught drama as part of the curriculum.

Productions at Downham aim to reach a new level of professionalism and spectacle, encouraging the children to excel in all aspects of the performing arts, including singing, acting and dancing.

From Year 1, children take part in their first whole school musical production. Previous years’ productions have included: Bugsy Malone, Oliver, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz.

Judged by Ofsted to be OUTSTANDING in March 2009 and OUTSTANDING in ALL Areas in November 2014. See the full report on the Ofsted website.