Why Do Drama?
Studies by the College Board show that students with at least four years of arts have higher SAT scores. Drama and music appreciation students have the highest.
Drama fills a basic need for activity in students. When you get students interested and involved, it translates to better thinking, reading and writing.
The skills a young person develops in drama are the very skills needed for the workplace of the twenty-first century:
“…If someone exhibits good team work, communication, problem solving and creative thinking skills, an employer is thrilled. That is where your drama classes really teach critical future skills.”
- Regina Phillips, Director of Communications, Kentuckiana Works
Drama increases concentration and comprehension. Studies show that children who dramatize stories have higher reading comprehension scores than those who only read the story. (DuPont, 1992).
Drama helps young people develop empathy. Having an arts program in an elementary school is a proven way of building relationships with parents and the school’s community.
Any child can do it and best of all, it’s fun!
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