Junior Drama Club
Junior Drama Club takes place every Monday after school, 3.30-4.30. Pupils who attend are given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, such as, games, mime, movement, dance, tableau, role-play, improvisation and scripted plays. Drama is beneficial in developing wider skills. Pupils learn to co-operate with others, develop self-awareness, boost their confidence, respond imaginatively and improve thinking and organisational skills.
During the course of the year pupils will become familiar with terminology and develop skills, culminating in an end-of-year production for junior school.
The principal aims of Junior Drama Club are to boost pupils’ self-esteem, have fun and appreciate Drama as an art form.
On the 12th and 13th of March, Omagh Academy Drama Club particiapted in North West Drama Festival for schools at the Alley Theatre in Strabane. The festival was a great success and was enjoyed by the performers ans audience alike. The North West Schools Drama Festival has come to the Alley for the third year running and high quaslity drama was on the menu.
The Schools which participated this year included Holy Cross College performing a scene from ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller, Royal and Prior Comprehensive performing ‘Hamlet’, St Cecilia’s College performing ‘The Shakers’. ColeraineAcademical Institution performed a comedy entitled ‘Wired’, Thornhill College with their own adaptation of ‘The Shakers’ and Ballygawley’s St Ciaran’s College. Each participating school performed a 20min sketch in front of a packed auditorium and the festival judge was celebrated actor Dan Gordon. There were some great acting talents among the different schools; each bringing their own presence to the stage.
This competition was awonderful opportunity for our fantastic drama enthusiasts to show case show case their talents. We have been working on an adaptation of ‘The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty’ by David Calcutt, since September. This involved auditioning for parts, adapting the script, organising scenes, costumes and props. The class have worked very hard to finalise and perfect their scenes. As the youngest competitors, the students did remarkably well. Three students Hannah Jones, Rachel Montgomery and Rebekah McKeown achieved Highly Commended for Best Supporting Actress. A fantastic achievement!