Drama Class At BSL

At BSL, our students help to write, direct, and star in their own shows! Drama is a fundamental and highly valued aspect of the international school education offered at The British School of Lisbon. Every student is encouraged to take part, both onstage and offstage, and there are plenty of opportunities to showcase their talents at a variety of shows and productions.

Current educational thinking and research find that drama is a practical teaching and learning medium, which is readily accessible to all learners, visually, verbally and kinaesthetically. Dramatic play is important and necessary for children. It is a natural, brain-friendly learning medium which children bring with them to school.

The skills acquired will be advantageous later in life. It requires students to practise skills in team-work, leadership, creative problem solving, speaking and delivering work to an audience. Therefore, encouraging personal and cultural development. Students learn specific skills linked to historical and cultural contexts, to prepare them to become performers, critics, makers, and audiences of the future.

What We Do

At BSL, we offer a variety of exciting and engaging drama activities. We create a safe environment where all pupils, from the very shy to the extroverted, feel comfortable taking creative risks.

Our dynamic teachers facilitate a variety of activities and projects. Lessons include short “student-created” scenes including improvisation activities, lessons on specific drama skills, theatre games, music and movement, literature, and extension activities. Lessons often culminate in a final performance of student-led assemblies, performances, and shows.

Drama offers students performance skills that improve their knowledge and helps them gain confidence. These sessions are regular and students work towards gaining essential skills in ‘speaking verse and prose, reading for performance, public speaking, acting, drama and mime. 

Throughout the year there are opportunities to take part in public performances and theatre trips. These opportunities often help less-confident pupils in building confidence and improve their social skills. Moreover, students also develop better relationships with peers through role-play learning, theatre, and mime that drama class offers.


We are always delighted to hear from prospective parents that are considering our international school for their children’s education. Please do not hesitate to call us on the phone number above or select from the options below.

You can ask us a question, arrange a school visit (instant confirmation), or make a formal application to join the school. Please click one of the buttons below to make contact with our admissions department. Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all year. Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are for children in Nursery (3 years old) through to Year 4 (8-9 years old), in 2020-2021 we will also offer Year 5 (9-10 years old.), we will continue to add year groups each and every year until we achieve full secondary school.


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