We are extremely lucky to have an amazing 4D visual projection and sound system
in school, which enables learners to learn and be inspired within any given
environment from enchanted forests to medieval castles!
Creative writing by the children has been outstanding as a direct result of writing
within this engaging environment.
Learners at St Kentigern’s have visited many theatres of Manchester to enjoy live
dramatic performances and fun festive pantomimes! After school drama clubs have
extended this love of the theatre and allows children to be in role and play drama
As a school we are extremely lucky to have a drama expert from Artis working with
different year groups throughout the year. ‘Crunch’ inspired us further by
participating in our ‘Creative Aspirations Week’ where he shared with us a useful set
of skills and qualities needed to get into creative careers!
Year Four have been greatly enthused and inspired by their active involvement in
‘The Children’s Shakespeare Project’ for many years. This involves the children fully
entering Shakespeare’s world of comedies and tragedies where they participate in
drama techniques to understand characters and events. This eventually leads to an
amazing collaborative production of one of Shakespeare’s plays at The Lowry
Theatre, Salford with other schools. ‘King Lear’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ have been some
of the successes explored with some amazing drama and writing outcomes as a
result. We have some budding actors and actresses in our midst! Northwest Drama
has also provided teachers with quality training to apply drama techniques in their
classrooms and improve writing and boost team working skills.
Class assemblies feature drama and role play to express learning and entertain
whole school and family audiences. From Reception to Year 6, we recognise the
importance of play and providing opportunities to express themselves in a variety of
dramatic roles. History is brought to life using props and our imaginations to
consolidate, deepen and enjoy our learning! Many RE lessons feature opportunities
for children to role-play scenarios and deepen their understanding of scripture.