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Drama Department

Walthamstow Academy has a thriving drama department that aims to challenge and stretch the students as performers as well as individuals. Drama is a powerful tool that helps students understand the world they live in whilst nurturing self-confidence, spiritual, moral and cultural awareness and creativity.

Key Stage 3

At KS3 we aim to introduce students to a range of topics and issues that stimulate and educate. Students explore many different topics such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Greek Theatre, and real life issue based stories such as bullying where students explore action and consequence. Within each scheme of work students are introduced to a full range of drama techniques such as Physical theatre, Mime and the conventions which students develop through their 2 years of KS3.

At year 9 level, students build on the foundations  of year 7 and 8. They work on a variety of skills sets, both academic and practical. New and exciting schemes of work have been written by the teaching staff including devising, Dennis Kelly’s DNA and an in-depth empathetic exploration into the Holocaust.
 

Drama is an extremely popular option choice at Walthamstow Academy. Students explore a whole variety of themes, stimuli and topics that aim to develop and refine their skillset even further.

Previous theatre visits have included trips to the West End to see ‘Blood Brothers’ and recently ‘The Woman in Black’.
 

Drama Staff

  • Mr Stee Gill - Head of Drama
  • Ms Rose Trustman

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extracurricular drama plays an important role within the Academy. Our Academy Production for 2019 was Philip Ridley’s 'Sparkle Shark’ which was a fantastic performance for students and audiences alike. We followed this with a traverse performance in 2020 of ‘The Government inspector’ by Nikolai Gogol. Students have previously had the option to participate in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival where students performed a famous Shakespeare play on a professional stage in front of their friends, peers and members of others schools as well the National Theatre Connections Festival.

We are excited to announce our 2022 Extra-Curricular production is Bugsy Malone which is being directed by Mr Gill and Ms Trustman. We have students from Year 7 to Year 13 involved and we know this is going to be a special experience for all involved. Performance dates: 16th / 17th / 18th March 2022.  

 

 

2022 Production

 

2020 Production

2019 Production

Testimonials

“Being in the Government Inspector was the best thing I have been involved in since starting the Academy. Performing was amazing and I loved the experience,  but also getting to know students from different year groups and making friends with students I would not normally socialise with was equally brilliant” Samuel – Year 10

 

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