Mrs Devlin (HoD)
Year 13 & 14 Drama students, Romeo & Juliet
Production, Millennium Forum, Derry
Key Stage 3
Drama at Key Stage 3 aims primarily at helping the students develop personal and communication skills. They are encouraged to become involved with others, to discuss, experiment, problem-solve and perform. Students are introduced to basic acting, design and directorial techniques. The Year 8 Drama Festival provides an opportunity for this year group to display these skills and to compete for the Year 8 cup.
All Key Stage 3 students are given the opportunity to
participate in the newly formed Lunchtime Junior Drama Society which is
facilitated by Year 13 and 14 Drama mentors under the supervision of Mrs
Key Stage 4
St Louis offers students the option to study Drama at G.C.S.E. The course encourages an awareness of self and mutual respect in a dramatic context and promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the drama process. Integral to the course is an exploration and understanding of dramatic texts.
Students may choose to study Drama and Theatre Studies at ‘AS’ Level and at 'A' Level. The course provides an opportunity to study plays from the point of view of a director, designer, performer and critic. It enables students to acquire a greater knowledge and understanding of the language of drama and theatre as well as to develop their performing and analytical skills.
This qualification can be used as part of the entry requirement into other subject areas and by those wishing to pursue any career that involves communication and people-orientated skills.
St Louis has long enjoyed the reputation of being a centre of dramatic excellence. We view the school production as a whole school celebration of our talents and choose material that both enables and challenges our students. Previous productions include "The Sound of Music", "Oklahoma” "Anything Goes", and "Fiddler on the Roof".
This innovative interpretation of the well-known classic musical was performed by students from the whole school in the Braid Arts Centre to full houses on every night of performance. Their efforts and the artistic expertise of Mrs Devlin combined with the musical expertise of Mr Laverty and Miss Donnelly made the production, a huge success and a thoroughly enjoyable and moving experience.