From Year 3, the children are encouraged to work in groups with the ultimate goal of getting on stage to perform.
There is an opportunity to perform in every year group; in Year 6, the pupils put together an evening of variety entertainment on a theme. In recent years we have had “A Night at the Comedy” and an evening to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. The Year 7 House Drama is a highlight of the school year and in Year 8 our main school production reaches dizzy heights: from Pride and Prejudice to Hairspray, the exceptional quality of performance is always showstopping.
We are also fortunate to have teachers who regularly write original pieces. Earlier this year the Year 8 pupils performed a brand new musical, David, which was written by our assistant director of music and Head of Drama. Belmont pupils love performing…. even the quiet pupils end up enjoying the experience!