The Ideal Place to Create

The Ideal Place to Create


“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” – Willem Dafoe

Taking risks, critical thinking, problem solving, imagination, co-operation and collaboration are just a few of the benefits of Drama at Clifton.

We try to provide our children with as many opportunities as possible to grow in confidence, to develop their creativity and become comfortable with self expression. Drama at Clifton offers a non-judgmental, safe space to experiment, play and feel free to express emotion.

An article written by Ms Nicolene Badenhorst, our Head of Drama, on how the teaching of Drama helps our children develop vital skills featured in the national Independent Education supplement magazine. Her article can be found on page 50. 
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What do children learn in Drama?

In the Drama classroom children are taught the skills of stage craft and performance technique, including characterisation, movement, dialogue, analysing emotion, subtext and character development within a scene. This is done through creative games and role-playing which develops self-confidence, team work, leadership, and the ability to think on our feet.

Do the Junior Primary children have drama?

All the Junior Primary children have a 30-minute Drama lesson every week and the Senior Primary children have one hour.

The Clifton Drama experience will include:
  • Grade 6 and 7 production
  • Grade 4 and 5 production
  • Grade 1-3 production
  • A Drama exhibition at the end of the year showcasing a selection of the children’s best pieces
  • Senior Primary Spring Ball
  • Co-curricular Drama Club for Grade 4-7 children
  • A theme-based project performance during Drama lessons every term