I enjoy Drama as it inspires me to explore all aspects of my creativity and express it in different and interesting ways.
Year 9 Pupil
At Farnborough Hill we strive for the highest standards of excellence and aim to draw out skills and talents in each and every pupil. The Drama Department holds to this ethos and enjoys the process of self-discovery with the pupils in all stages of their education.
We do not teach acting per se but aim to build confidence in the pupils so that they can express life both comically and tragically in an environment which is fun and non-judgemental. Assessments are conducted constructively and in relation to stage knowledge and craft.
We acknowledge that Drama may not be for everyone but recognise its unique value:- to face personal challenges, to 'meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same', to work with others, to meet deadlines, to learn great speeches off by heart understanding that performance rests on hard work and high standards of professionalism and discipline.
Farnborough Hill's excellent facilities include a recently refurbished black box theatre (Theatre on the Hill) seating 105, a black box studio performance and teaching space (Princess Studio) and the School Hall all with an extensive range of lighting and sound equipment. The Hall accommodates a large audience for our popular musical productions.