Speech & Drama

We are constantly adapting and exploring new and innovate ways to help students to explore, create and enjoy the artistic world.

To ensure each student is given an individual attention class sizes are limited. Private classes can also be arranged to give students of any age or ability the chance to work at their own pace.

Speech, Drama & Communication class activities such as Improvisations, Drama Games, Poetry and Prose Speaking, Dramatic Scenes, Movement to Music, Characterisation, Play readings, Performance, Mime, Role plays, Voice Development, Speech Exercises, Choral Speaking, Breathing & Relaxation, Puppetry,  Puppet Making and Costume Making, help to develop critical skills such as… 

  • Working co-operatively with others
  • The ability to use clear diction and vocal projection
  • non-verbal communication
  • Listening, speaking, concentrating and observing.
  • Creative and Imaginative thinking
  • Enhancing self-expression, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Using movement and gesture to communicate emotion, character and context
  • Creating and sustaining fictional roles
  • Interacting with others in a fictional setting
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Improvisation and role-playing
  • Reflecting on and appreciating literature and drama
  • Public Speaking and Presentation skills in line with the Junior Cycle classroom-based assessment (CBA’s). This skill is developed further in our classes from 5th class upwards.


All Students are encouraged to take part in our annual productions which are held in January of each year. Students are encouraged to be involved in all aspects such as props, backstage crew and costumes as well as the actual performance. We pride ourselves in ensuring that every child gets their moment to shine.

At Easter time each year, students are invited to sit Exams with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama or London College of Music in Speech, Performance, Oral Communication, Mime or Choral Speaking. We encourage students to take part in the exams as it is great for their confidence, effective communication skills and is so valuable to their overall development in education and work life. The exams are optional to students. 

 Students also have the option of taking part in Feis Maitiu, Cork and The Speech and Drama Teachers of Ireland Drama Festival in Dublin (held in April each year), along with Auditions for various casting roles.