Drama is a lively, dynamic subject at Leweston and an important part of school life. By participating in the many and varied productions pupils learn not only about themselves but about the world around them. They start to see how the arts explore and comment on the world and the process of putting on a play teaches them invaluable life skills of creativity, compromise, and collaboration. The benefit of increasing confidence is unquestionable and an invaluable transferable skill.
There are a number of extra-curricular opportunities including Theatre visits, lunchtime Drama clubs and participation in whole school productions to develop their love of the subject and give the students a variety of cultural experiences.
The school runs several productions throughout the year including the annual whole school play or musical, an annual sixth form drama project linked to A Level Theatre Studies and a junior play. There are also numerous opportunities to enjoy and participate in drama from House plays to major productions and assemblies.
LAMDA Speech and Drama classes are a popular option. Pupils can join individual and group lessons and are prepared for examinations in Grades 1 to 8. There are also extremely successful visits to the Mid Somerset Festival as well as the annual Solo Acting Competition for local schools held at Sherborne School’s Powell Theatre.