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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the purpose of the club?
    Mr Harrison's drama club aims to provide your child with a creative and engaging environment to explore their passion for acting. They'll develop valuable life skills, learn to express themselves, build confidence and above all, have fun.
  • What life skills will my child gain?
    Self-Confidence: We'll encourage your child to step out of their comfort zone and to perform in front of others, which can significantly boost their self-confidence. Creative Expression: We provide a creative outlet for your child to express themselves, explore emotions, and develop their imagination. Communication Skills: Our activities foster effective communication, both verbally and non-verbally, helping your child become a better listener and more articulate speaker. Teamwork and Collaboration: The work we do in the club requires cooperation and teamwork, teaching your child to rely on others and contribute to a shared goal. Problem-Solving: Your child will be asked to improvise and think on their feet, which promotes quick thinking and problem-solving abilities. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Playing different characters and exploring various emotions will help your child better understand themselves and others, increasing their emotional intelligence. Social Interaction: They'll make like-minded friends who share a passion for the arts, potentially creating lasting friendships.
  • What will my child learn?
    Your child will learn a variety of skills, including acting techniques, improvisation, voice projection and public speaking, character development, mime, mask work, animal studies and some rudimentary stage fighting!
  • Does my child need to want to be an actor to attend?
    Your child doesn't need to be the next Meryl Streep to join our club. Our activities are designed to provide a fun and engaging experience for children who want to explore the world of drama. Whether they're a seasoned performer or just looking for a new way to express themselves, we welcome all children who want to have fun while learning new skills.
  • Can my child participate if they have no prior acting experience?
    Absolutely! Our club is open to all levels of experience, including those who have never acted before. We are here to help everyone learn and grow in a supportive environment.
  • What is the time commitment required?
    The club runs every Wednesday 3.30pm-4.30pm during term time, excluding half term. Classes are blocked booked for each half term.
  • What are the costs?
    The classes are £10 for each session. The booking for each half term depends on the number of weeks - usually £60 for 6 weeks, paid in advance.
  • What should my child wear?
    Anything comfortable and easy to move in.
  • How can I stay updated on my child's progress?
    You can expect regular updates on club activities, events, and your child's involvement. We also encourage you to attend performances to see your child's progress.
  • Is the club safe and supervised?
    Your child's safety is of paramount importance to us. Every member of staff is DBS checked. Nigel Harrison is a qualified paediatric first aider. Please see our safeguarding policy on our Club Policies page.
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