Whilst Drama is about performing, theatre and presentation skills a great deal of confidence can be gained from entering competitions and auditioning for roles. Pupils are encouraged to regularly audition for roles in television, film and local theatre of which they have had a great deal of success:
Ben Crossley and Ethan Bareham performed in ‘Will Harvey’s War’ at the Everyman, a professional production where they both had speaking parts ( Ben played the Young Will Harvey and Ethan played his younger brother)
Ben Crossley performed on stage alongside the actor Simon Callow and sang with the Mozart Symphony Orchestra at the Cadogen Hall in Sloane Square, London and at the Cheltenham Town Hall – where he sang the solo ‘Walking in the Air’.
In 2016, 3 boys – Jamie Treatman-Clark, Joe Stocks and Cassian Pichler-Roca were shortlisted for the leading role in the new Steven Spielberg film and went to London for final auditions.
Ethan Bareham went to London for final auditions for a new Steven Daldry TV drama series about the young Prince Philip and Prince Charles.
In 2017 Lex Recine, aged 7, starred in several advertisements for Cadbury’s, Asda and Dental Care products to name just a few.
In 2018 Una Quayle, aged 7, was selected to feature in a BBC Four documentary.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL SUCCESS
The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is one of the highlights in the drama calendar, everyone looks forward to learning and performing a piece. 2019 was particularly outstanding with pupils winning a total of 12 out of the 16 available Championship Trophies, 77 medals (53 medals last year) and 9 Outstanding Performance Awards.
CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES X 12 (OUT OF 16 AVAILABLE TROPHIES)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARDS X 9
GOLD MEDALS X 26
SILVER MEDALS X 27
BRONZE MEDALS X 24
TOTAL MEDALS X 77