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Why Sport, Art & Drama?

BEST Why SportWHY SPORT?….

Sport offers opportunity for children to contribute their feelings and needs to a situation, where they can experience the consequences of their actions without fear creating stronger self-confidence.

Sport is interactive games aimed at building resilience and teamwork.

Sport enables us to feel a collision of emotions in one go, excitement, frustration, exhilaration and defeat and encourages open discussion on how to deal with each one.

“I loved the ball games, they made us think as a team and we all got really excited and had to shout for each other as that’s good sportsmanship, which is important.” Michael, Year 3

BEST Why ArtWHY ART?…

Art enables children to work together, share and interact with others.

Art allows children to represent experiences that they cannot verbalize.

Art values children’s creativity and them as people, therefore raising their self-esteem.

“It was absolutely great; it was just fantastic.  I liked making the playdoh cats – we had loads spare so we made things for the cat like a food bucket!” Harry, Year 1

BEST Why DramaWHY DRAMA?…

Drama challenges young people’s perceptions about the world and their place in it.

Drama allows young people to explore real situations from a variety of points of view.

Drama helps children develop confidence and self-esteem, tolerance, compromise and empathy.

Drama develops self-control and discipline and is absolutely team-orientated.

“I loved dressing up as a caveman and having to communicate without speaking.” Tom, Year 2