Each year on a Saturday in October, the Speech and Drama teachers host ‘Drama Day’, a festival of short plays rehearsed by students in Term 3 and performed in the intimate Walkerville Primary School Theatre. This is very popular with 300-400 people attending each year, in a carnival atmosphere with Icecream refreshments at interval times.

The following acting skills are developed:

Relaxation techniques
Co-operative group skills and ensemble work
Ability to work seriously on role
Accepting constructive criticism cheerfully
Flexible voice and accent to suggest character
Appropriate facial expression
Physical response to role
Mime – individual and group
Improvisation – individual and group
Theatre Sports
Creative movement
Stillness and patience
Listening skills
Spontaneity and energy

Walkerville students present “The King’s Breakfast”

Stradbroke students present “Going to the Beach”