This recent article in The Stage newspaper saddens me.
At school, I had some friends who were great at maths, some loved learning languages, some were sporty, some were musical and some, like me lived for our twice weekly drama classes. But, regardless of our passions, we were all exposed to both creative and academic subjects.
At some point in the school week we all had 'our moment' where we feel that spark and excitement about our favourite subject.
The national curriculum states that drama no longer has to be taught as an independent subject in secondary schools. How sad. Regardless of a child's path in life, drama has huge benefits, it builds confidence, self esteem, creativity, imagination, empathy and team work. What a shame that this could all be lost.
Look at the joy in the faces of the Drama Tots children. I hope they always hold onto their spark and passions.