Drama & LAMDA
Throughout the academic year, there are many opportunities for pupils to take part in School productions. These include the Christmas shows and summer concerts performed by Lower School pupils, year group presentation evenings from the Upper School pupils, as well as one major production for which pupils audition for acting and technical roles.
As a School we are extremely fortunate to have such wonderful performing facilities. As a School, not only are we able to provide pupils with plenty of extracurricular opprotunities for dramatic perfomances, we are also able to provide pupils who are interested in the technical aspects of theatre, the opportunity to enter our lighting and sound gallery and, once trained, operate the equipment themselves.
The Drama department works closely with the Music department to bring both arts together, culminating in fantastic productions all year round.
Repton Prep offer speech and drama lessons with our experienced teacher, Mrs Sekhon. A personalised programme is tailored to each pupils needs and abilities, creating challenging and fun lessons from Year 2 upwards. This offers pupils the opportunity to improve their confidence and develop a love of performing without fear; achieving impressive success in external exams, festivals and competitions.
For those who love reading, are passionate about drama or wish to increase their confidence in a nurturing environment, Repton Prep offer a fantastic opportunity for pupils to participate in private tuition in speech and drama at the school, allowing them to grow in all these areas and more.
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus is followed, providing pupils with a choice of disciplines to pursue, including public speaking, acting, reading for performance and speaking of verse and prose. Repton Prep is also a prestigious LAMDA examination centre. Lessons are available within and outside of school hours and a pass at Grade 6 or above in any of the LAMDA disciplines qualifies for UCAS points.
As well as LAMDA examinations, we offer the opportunity for pupils to compete in the well known Derby Arts Festival as well as encouraging pupils to participate in other performance opportunities which may arise throughout the academic year.
Mrs Sekhon is highly approachable and is always happy to provide feedback through a diary and email system.