Each year, the Drama Department presents a full scale production which sometimes takes the form of a musical, in collaboration with the Music Department. In recent years we have undertaken productions of Our Day Out, Annie, Bugsy Malone, Oliver, and the recent musical ‘We Will Rock You’. School productions are regularly entered in the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre & Drama Competition.
We consider that pupils should also be encouraged to experience and appreciate live theatre. In addition to attending theatre performances both locally and further afield, pupils have the chance to take part in backstage visits and workshops.
Speech and Drama lessons provide an arena to develop effective and confident oral communication emphasising the spoken language as a practical and enjoyable skill. Pupils are taught in group lessons focusing on developing their individual talents in both speaking and listening skills. Over the past few years there has been regular success in the Speech & Drama examinations of the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
BGGS Dance Club is hugely popular throughout the school and demonstrates the talent, enthusiasm and teamwork of pupils at all ages.