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Drama

Drama is actively encouraged at WGHS JS with many performance opportunities during the course of the school year.

Girls are helped to develop their confidence, cooperation and imagination, and our excellent drama provision hones their speaking and performing skills.

As well as being great fun, taking part in drama develops confidence, co-operation, imagination and physical co-ordination, as well as speaking and listening skills.

All year groups, from Reception upwards, perform during the year, whether in role-play, a nativity production, year-group play or musical production. Every girl has the opportunity to perform to an audience.

Stunning performances take place each year, showcasing the dramatic and musical talents of our girls.

In Year 6, girls can take part in the Drama Club held in the Senior School Drama Studio. This provides an introduction to all aspects of drama including mime, role play and working with music: thereby developing confidence in performance. By the age of 11, they have become very competent performers and the Year 6 summer musical is the pinnacle of the girls' Junior School drama career.

WGHS Junior School is proud to have achieved Artsmark Statue, which identifies our well-planned, high-quality arts education, which supports the cultural development of our pupils. It recognises our investment in our girls and their artistic talent.

“Performance is key at WGHS - but not just academic performance! Our girls are wonderfully talented and it is a pleasure to see all ages embrace The Arts.”

Key Facts

  • The Annual Verse Speaking Competition introduces girls from Years 3 to 6 to public speaking
  • Girls can choose to study for LAMDA Verse Speaking Exams
  • Year 6 drama production is the pinnacle of the girls' Junior School drama career
  • Recent Year 6 productions include 'Wind in the Willows' and 'Hansel and Gretel'
  • All girls take part in the House Dance Competition
  • There is a Year 5 and 6 Dance Club which performs in the Annual Dance Evening
  • Drama productions take place in Mulberry House Hall and the Jubilee Hall