Tranby College is now offering Drama as a new subject in the Junior School.
Introduced in 2011, Year 5 and 6 students began Drama lessons as a part of their weekly timetable, and this has continued in 2012.
Coming under the banner of the Arts, Drama is a subject that allows students to develop their creative skills and performance skills through devised and improvised Drama. Students make their own drama pieces and respond to others. The Drama program in the Junior School focuses on building trusting relationships between peers, taking risks in a safe environment, encouraging students to step outside their comfort zones and fostering students' confidence in performing in front of audiences.
Students in Drama this year have been working on building and conveying characters, collaborative improvisation, scripted monologue performances, introduction to puppetry and circus skills.
In addition to the inclusion of Drama into the Junior School curriculum, a tradition has emerged over the last five years in which the Junior School has presented an annual Musical. Performed by Year 4-6 Junior School students, The Performing Arts program has developed over time and has become a highlight of the Junior School calendar each year. Auditions to join the Performing Arts program are usually held in the first school term, with the performances usually held late in Term 3 or early Term 4.
This year's Performing Arts students are currently well underway with their rehearsals for 'Treasure Island' and are eagerly looking forward to the musical being performed in late September.
Miss Brooke Steele
Junior School Specialist Drama Teacher