Drama and Media Studies
‘Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.’ Alfred Hitchcock
Drama is available to every pupil at Millfield Prep and is part of the curriculum. Children are encouraged to find ways to express themselves, develop greater confidence, work in a team and share the ‘limelight’, fostering a love of film and stage that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
All children have the opportunity to perform to an audience, be it their peers or the whole school. Each year group has a production and if a child auditions and is willing to devote time and energy then they will not be turned away, with auditions used solely to assign roles. Recent productions have had casts of over 60 children, all with speaking roles.
For those who enjoy the technical side there are also opportunities to play a part. One of our ex pupils who managed lighting and effects in several shows is now Production Manager for The Lion King.
In tandem with studying Drama we incorporate Media Studies and introduce topics such as Audience, Genre, Narrative, Marketing, Symbolism. Using technology pupils produce their own adverts, film trailers and music videos.
"Millfield Prep's drama lessons lead to many pupils becoming involved. Parents have been amazed at the positive effect of school drama on their children". Good Schools Guide