Performing Arts – Careers Week

Performing Arts – Careers Week

Why Drama Matters

Acting is not just about learning your lines, but “reading between the lines”.

This week we have been exploring some of the carers opportunities available to pupils in Performing Arts as well as the various pathways you can take to get there.

Pupils looked at roles and carriers linked to Drama. These consisted of Actor, Production Stage Manager, Comedian, Drama Therapist and Lightning Technician

Pupils really enjoyed listening to Aedan’s Story.

Aedan Duckworth is an actor and model known for playing Oliver in Hollyoaks. Pupils learnt that Aedan works at Lime Productions in Liverpool where he films with the rest of the cast and a director. He told us about what he does and how the subjects he studied at school help him in his job.

Pupils discussed what skills they would need to become an actor. 7B1 suggested the following. As well as enthusiasm, confidence and acting ability, you will also need:

-English language and literature skills to help you to read and interpret scripts

-Stamina and flexibility

-Resilience and a positive outlook.

7B1 were able to link these to our Turves Values:

-Understanding towards others

-Valuable contribution

-And self motivated to achieve.

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