Mhairi Sheail (CL Music & Drama)
Tamara Hood – Teacher
The Drama Department at Forrester is very much a thriving place where active learning is a key focus of the Department’s work. There is one member of teaching staff, supported by a Curriculum Leader. From S1, students get a chance to learn a variety of skills in their weekly drama lessons such as co-operation, confidence, creativity and communication. From S2 upwards, pupils also get access to the of state of the art technology in the Department, such as a sound mixing desk and Juggler lighting control desk.
There is a fully equipped drama studio with a lighting rig, which has three different types of stage lanterns, a props and costume store and make-up resources, allowing pupils to design and create their own plays and develop their studio skills. There is the opportunity to use the faculty recording studio, to record radio plays and add a range of effects to enhance their performances.
Theatre trips are a regular occurrence for students at all stages, as well as backstage tours and workshops from visiting companies.
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