How does a school play impact on students and teachers personally and professionally and in relation to the school community?

by Sarah Blair

Sarah investigated the impact of school drama on individual students and on the school community as a whole. She found that school plays can be a relief from stress and a great source of enjoyment for students. Participating in a play is an opportunity for personal growth, such as learning to control emotion and building self-confidence. Students also developed a sense of community and connectedness across the school. An implication is that instead of the normal classroom hierarchy, teachers can adopt a role as co-creator in extra-curricular activities.

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