Drama co-curricular activities
On entering the school pupils may choose to take private speech and drama lessons. These lessons follow the LAMDA courses that can result, progressively, in Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. In addition ESB courses have been introduced at Year 7 level in order to give maximum flexibility to the courses on offer.
At present lessons take place in small groups during the school day and operate on a rotation basis. Lessons are arranged and taught by specialist teachers and examinations take place three times a year (usually in November, March and June).
A club for Year 7 is currently on offer and this takes place on Fridays from
1.15 – 1.45.
In addition there are rehearsals and clinics during lunchtimes depending on the time of year.
There is currently one major production that takes place each year and this is directed by the HOD in collaboration with other members of the department and this usually takes place in December but larger collaborative projects also take place in February.
This production is primarily aimed at the school community and seeks to vary the experiences on offer to the pupils each year through both style and content. Pupils are encouraged to work in all areas of production from set construction to costume, stage management and technical operation. Cast selection is usually through a process of audition, but sometimes simply volunteering is sufficient. It is seen by the Department to be crucial to involve as many girls as possible of varying abilities and ages in these activities and that the continual use of the same individuals in key roles should be avoided.
There are often other projects that involve smaller groups that take place at different times of the year.
Past Productions at Bromley High School
- 2015/2016 High School Musical
- 2014/2015 Alice, whole School production, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside…, Year 7 performance
- 2013/2014 Edward Scissorhands, whole school production, A Date With Disney, Year 7& 8 Showcase
- 2012/2013 the Silent Bride, whole school production, Dismissed! Year 7 & 8 Showcase
- 2011/2012 We Will Rock You, whole school musical/dance production