DRAMA AT THE HAMMOND...
by Neil Kendall
Drama at The Hammond offers exciting opportunities for all students. They develop their self-confidence, communication and performance skills.
Specialist drama students have an enhanced timetable where they can further extend their talents and interests taking part in many varied performances and presentations. GCSE Drama and A-Level Theatre Studies are offered. The Hammond also offers a 6th Form Drama Course, BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts (Acting) with two A Levels.
Vocal training and HYT (Saturday workshops) support the specialist drama student's training.
LAMDA lessons are available as an extra option.
The Hammond Youth Theatre (HYT)
HYT classes are free of charge to all Hammond School drama students.
HYT offers classes in acting for stage and screen for young people aged 4 - 18 years. Workshop classes are held at the school every Saturday during term time with each class running for 2 hours at a cost of £10 per session. Bundle rates are available with a fixed termly cost; this payment option is inclusive of one free class per term.
Classes are divided by age and run as follows; 4 - 7 years, 9.30 - 11.30am
8 - 11 years, 9.30 - 11.30am
12+ years - 12 noon - 2.00pm
Our younger group members perform for parents and family at the end of every term in our studio showcases whilst our older members engage in a more focused rehearsal process which culminates in a formal main stage performance at the end of the spring term.
For any further information please feel free to contact Louise Maddocks, HYT drama coordinator at pnsa.acting@gmail .com or call on 01244 305350.
Drama students enjoy regular performance opportunities and outreach work within the community and for the benefit of local primary schools. A major Drama production each November, staged in the Hammond Theatre, offers students the experience of working on a large scale in front of a theatre audience.