Drama offers every child the opportunity to interact socially, to develop team working and communication skills and to understand one another and the world around them through the medium of play. This in turn teaches children to develop qualities such as empathy and humility, echoing the Thomas’s ethos of ‘Be Kind’. At Thomas’s we believe that every child benefits enormously from the experience of developing drama skills. We therefore offer one specialist taught Drama lesson each week from a child’s first day in Reception to their final year at the school. In addition to the weekly lessons, every child takes part in a year group production to develop their performance skills. The department is supported by an excellent professional technical team. Each Thomas’s school has its own Drama Studio and fully equipped performance space.