From the moment pupils join us, they receive weekly Drama lessons and be introduced to an exciting and varied curriculum that encourages all children to be creative and imaginative.
Drama lessons are practical and engaging, and pupils are supported as they grow in confidence and flourish into young performers. Drama lessons enable pupils to access an array of topics from History to English, as well as give children an alternative way to explore current events.
Our budding young actors and actresses are able to perform in a safe environment, and are actively encouraged to be themselves and share their thoughts and opinions with their peers. Our pupils are constantly growing in confidence, and as well as learning the skills needed in Drama, they are learning life skills such as good oral communication, creative problem solving, motivation and commitment.
Opportunities in Drama are ever growing at Royal Russell Junior School. As well as weekly lessons, pupils in the Lower Juniors take part in the much anticipated Christmas Nativity. Children in the Upper Juniors are given to the chance to take part in festivals with other local schools, House Drama competitions, and all children in Year 6 perform in an end of school production which is a huge highlight of the year. For children who may wish to apply for Drama scholars for the Senior School, we offer support, and take the time to ensure pupils are fully prepared for auditions.
The Drama Department is vibrant, lively and dynamic. You just need to be walking by a lesson to hear it for yourself!
We create a safe environment where all pupils, from the very shy to the extroverted, feel comfortable taking creative risks. Our dynamic teachers facilitate a variety of activities and projects.
Lessons include short “student-created” scenes including improvisation activities, lessons on specific drama skills, theatre games, music and movement, literature, and extension activities. Lessons often culminate in a final performance of student-led assemblies, performances, and shows. Drama offers students performance skills that improve their knowledge and help them gain confidence. These sessions are regular and students work towards gaining essential skills in speaking verse and prose, reading for performance, public speaking, acting, drama and mime.
Throughout the year there are opportunities to take part in public performances and theatre trips. These opportunities often help less-confident pupils in building confidence and improving their social skills. Moreover, students also develop better relationships with peers through role-play learning, theatre, and mime that drama class offers.
Please get in touch with us at [email protected] to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and character of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a boarding school and we are here to help you. If this is not possible, interviews can be carried out via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, WeChat or Zoom.
We run open days, and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throught the year. Individual families or small groups are welcome to view our outstanding on-site facilities and meet our staff and pupils at a mutually convenient time during any working school day.
If you are interested in visiting Royal Russell school in Vilnius and applying for a place, please get in touch with us via email or phone and you will guide you throughout the joining process.