ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Speech and Drama at Downe House

Speech and DramaSpeech and Drama is a popular ‘extra’ subject at Downe House, with around three hundred girls electing to take lessons each year. Please refer to the link below – this booklet is designed to provide you with all the information you need to select the most appropriate lesson type for your daughter.

Over the course of a year, a girl can expect to experience the following elements in her lessons:

 Play reading
 Poetry reading
 Choral Speaking
 Theatre History
 Sight-Reading
 Improvisation
 Devised Drama
 Musical Theatre
 Mime and Physical Theatre
 Breath support and awareness
 Vocal development (ie: modulation, projection, resonance and articulation)

For more information, please contact the Head of Extra-Curricular Drama, Mrs Rebecca Watson.