Drama is one of the great forms of human expression. Our drama education at KPS begins naturally in the Early Years with learning through role play; eventually, it includes many elements of theatre.
During the year, pupils have the opportunity to pursue drama and public speaking through a whole host of activities, from staging a performance to achieving success in internationally recognised exams. Every single child in the school takes part in a yearly production, from the Nursery Nativity performed on stage in our hall to the Year 6 show staged in the Kingswood Theatre. Older pupils are also given the opportunity to perform Shakespeare in a local professional theatre.
Poetry is likewise celebrated within our curriculum - our Pre-Prep Poetry Festival and Prep 'Poetry Out Loud' competition being hot favourites with many. Extra-curricular opportunities include: preparing for LAMDA acting and mime exams and for ESB public speaking exams; competing in speech and drama classes of the Mid-Somerset Festival; preparing a short play in French; arranging Musical Theatre show songs for performance and, of course, the weekly fun and games experienced in Drama Club.
Alongside trips to the theatre, we have enjoyed visits from poets, stunt performers, mime artists and travelling theatre companies. All combine to develop confidence, explore creativity and help us make sense of the world.