Drama and Dance
Learning the performing arts such as drama and dance teaches children to grow in confidence, find their creative voice and learn to see the world from another’s point of view. The beautiful grounds of Ludwell provide an inspiring backdrop for various ad- hoc plays and productions throughout the year. Each child has the opportunity to ‘tread the boards’ during his or her time at Ludwell as there are plenty of productions to take part in each year. These include the whole- school end off year play, Nativity performances, the Festival of Nine Lessons service, Harvest services and class assemblies.
There are class assemblies every year, a Nativity play at Christmas and, in the summer term, a whole - school production. The latter production brings together the whole school in a rich, riotous and fun production. Past productions have included Superstan & Oliver Twist, All are packed with jokes, fabulous dance sequences, comic chases, singing and of course the odd teacher dressed up!
The summer play showcases not only the talent of the children but the willingness of all of them to give it a go. This production requires every child in Key Stage 1 and 2 to play his or her part to their best, support one other and entertain the crowd of delighted guests of parents, friends and family.
Miss Emma is our visiting dance teacher and teaches discrete dance lessons on a weekly basis across the school and also runs an extracurricular lunchtime dance club. Dance at Ludwell has always been popular and there are also opportunities for participation throughout the year including street dance sessions, African dance and Zumba. Dance is taught in the school hall by visiting specialist teachers.