This semester our students have really enjoyed Drama classes and it has been fantastic to watch them engage in lessons, exercise their imaginations and talk with positivity and enthusiasm.

The Years 5 and 6 Drama classes have been studying the play “Boy Overboard” based on the book by Morris Gleitzman, which tells the story of a family from Afghanistan in the 1990’s and their journey to Australia as refugees.
Our students explored the themes of hope, familial bonds, courage and developed empathy and insight into individual lives in a war torn land.

The Year 3 and 4 classes have delved into the text “Herb the Vegetarian Dragon.” The students recreated scenes and it has been a pleasure to watch them think critically about characters and develop empathy and understanding of other’s perspectives.

Years 1 and 2 have explored “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book” which follows a young boy travelling through a series of fractured fairy tales. These students had to put their imaginations and problem solving skills to work.

For many of the children, who have never studied drama previously, they should be very proud of their efforts this semester. A number of them have also discovered a new appreciation and aptitude for performance.

Bring on Semester 2 – and more Drama!

Miss Rachael Crane
Specialist Teacher