Studying drama enriches a young person in many ways beyond the glory of the curtain call. We talk to Linda Hopkins, Head of Drama at Battle Abbey School

At Battle Abbey we aim to develop the soft skills in every child, to encourage their creativity.

Drama is a valuable means of developing social skills, particularly listening and being sensitive to others. It enables children to consider others’ points of view and it gives shy children a voice.

Many jobs now ask for creative thinkers and drama allows children to develop their imaginative skills in a variety of ways, including how to put over an idea to an audience.

It’s all about working as part of a team, taking controlled risks and being sensitive – as well as the more obvious presentation skills and development of how to use both vocal expression and body language to good effect in a social or work situation.

We are very proud to have Joanna Lumley as our Patron of the Performing Arts. We have set up a scholarship in her name which funds applications from talented state school pupils and she returns to the Abbey periodically to meet the latest batch of Joanna Lumley Scholars.

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