Performing Arts plays an important part of both class time and extra curricular time a Gad’s.
As early as Kindergarten, children have the opportunity to perform on the stage. Junior and Senior School children stage termly productions ranging from the Harvest festival, Christmas Carol Service at Rochester Cathedral, Spring Music Concert to an annual school production.
Many of the school productions take place in our school hall which is equipped with the appropriate staging, lighting and sound equipment. We also make use of the facilities at the Historic Dockyard Church in Chatham for any large scale productions and for the first time next year (2012) we will be using The Woodville Halls, Gravesend.
Junior students enjoy weekly drama lessons teaching the skills of voice work, performance skills, costume, stage management, production and some interpretation of script. In Year 10, pupils may opt to take a BTEC first in drama and public services, the equivalent of four GSCEs.
Dance at Gad’s takes place mainly after school; all students have the chance to enjoy a range of dance techniques classes from Ballet to Contemporary Dance and choreography.
Pupils who have a particular passion for drama or dance are often called upon to perform at the school's many public engagements, which only adds to their performance ability.