“Drama is dancing on the stage of your imagination”

Members of Department:
Mrs D Marlow (HOD)
Miss L Ryan (Acting HOD)
Mrs A O’Neill
Ms. G Preston (Mrs C Ferguson)
Ms. S Lavery


The Department of Drama envisions a world transformed through the power of art and theatre.  We strive to make this vision a reality by equipping our students with thinking skills and personal capabilities.  Students will learn how to use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression in a creative and confident way. Through the methods of improvisation, acting, mime and dance, students will develop their ability to communicate, empathise, collaborate and use their imagination.

Aims of the Drama Department:

Drama aims to encourage students to:

  • Develop a personal interest in Drama and be motivated and inspired by studying a broad, coherent and rewarding course of study.
  • Actively engage in the process of dramatic study so you develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with an enquiring mind.
  • To encourage and improve self-expression.
  • To develop fluency of speech, self-knowledge, self-respect, self-confidence, self-discipline and self-control.
  • Work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
  • Reflect on and evaluate your own work and the work of others.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in a range of practical, creative and performance skills.
  • Develop as active citizens for their future, in employment and society, as well as for the possible further study of Drama.
  • Consider and explore the impact of social, historical and cultural influences on drama texts and activities.


Drama at KS3

Drama is now a statutory requirement within The Northern Ireland Curriculum. At Loreto Grammar school, we offer Drama at KS3 through a range of subjects and activities. Drama is offered to Yr 8, 9 and 10 as a separate subject.


KS3 Drama Club

Open to all budding performers from KS3, Drama club offers our students the opportunity to explore a variety of performance styles and genres, ranging from Commedia dell’arte to Musical Theatre. Facilitated on a weekly basis by Miss Ryan, the students develop their performance, communication and team work skills in a fun and safe environment.


Drama Trips

As part of our Drama studies, we encourage the students to support local artists, theatre companies and the work of the OLC.

In supporting our community we deepen our bonds, share experiences and learn from each other. Thank you to all who have shared their expertise so far. We look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.



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