Speech and Drama provides children with one of the most valuable opportunities, interaction with other children. It allows them to build workable relationships, teaching them how to share ideas, manipulate situations, problem-solve, express thoughts, more importantly they learn how to converse on an equal footing: not only how to make friends but also how to be a team member.
Speech and Drama places children together in many different situations, be it roleplay or improvisation, musical comedy, mime or an end of year show. These can be fantasy or true-life situations, but in order to be successful – children need to have acquired the ability to interact and work together to achieve an outcome. Speech and Drama can foster this important life skill.
• Answers 3 and 4 supply a more comprehensive lists of acquirable Speech and Drama skills.