Drama at Bedlington Academy leads students on a journey of creativity and self-expression through the exploration of core knowledge and skills.
Students are encouraged to develop their skills as an actor, directors and designers through the creation of original and pre-published performance material. As well as developing subject-specific skills, drama provides students with the opportunity to build a range of transferable skills, from effective communication to problem-solving.
Across the key stages, students develop acting, directorial and design skills through a range of practical workshops, analysis of live theatre and interpretation seminars. Students perform using a range of drama conventions, mediums and strategies of increasing complexity.
Students enjoy drama because it allows them to be whoever they want to be. It gives them a voice and an opportunity to share how they view the world. Students develop the ability to work collaboratively and are inspired to become storytellers for their audience.
It’s not only Drama lessons that allow students to express themselves creatively: There are formal and informal performances throughout the year including variety showcases, musicals and involvement with the Connections Festival in partnership with London’s National Theatre.
The drama department offers many extra-curricular clubs including opportunities to act, dance, sing and gain experience as designers and directors. As well as this, there are a range of opportunities to attend live theatre productions outside of school and participate in professional workshops.