- To develop creativity and critical thinking skills, nurture aesthetic sensitivity, and build up cultural awareness in Drama and effective communication
- To develop drama skills (e.g. research, characterization, writing dialogues, scriptwriting, ……, etc.)
- To build up knowledge in Drama elements (e.g. character, conflict, time, place, tension, focus, etc.) and understand how to use different drama elements
- To nurture positive values and attitudes in dramatic art
- To gain delight, enjoyment and satisfaction through participating in drama-making activities
- To pursue a life-long interest in dramatic art
Since the Education reform in 2000, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School has been a pioneer in incorporating Drama into the formal curriculum. We treasure to enhance students’ creativity through participation in creating dramatic art. We also treasure to help students understand oneself, human behavior and our community through learning drama.
We believe that Drama is not only an effective communication tool, but also a very precious human heritage that carries meaningful values, thoughts, philosophy and wisdom.
With the help of the Quality Education Fund, Education Bureau (Seed Projects) and the cooperation of various Teaching Artists, our school has developed a comprehensive Junior Secondary Drama Curriculum.
F.1 Drama Education
The curriculum consists of two units.
Unit 1: Basic Acting skills
Students will learn basic acting skills (e.g. body movements, give and take, improvisation, etc.) through series of theatre games and scene works.
Unit 2: Drama Project – True Man Show
Students will choose a True Man from history (a historical figure)(living or dead) as the key character of their presentation. They have to transform the information into a presentation so as to apply the acting skills learnt in Unit 1.
F.2 Drama Education
The curriculum consists of three units.
Unit 1: Further Acting skills
Students will further learn more advanced acting skills (e.g. characterization, mime, body movement, observation, imagination & concentration, etc.) through series of theatre games and scene works.
Unit 2: Creating Drama
Students will be engaged in a series of “Process Dramas”. They will learn to enjoy the creating process and use dramatic skills collectively to create a drama/story.
Unit 3: Drama Project – Newspaper Theatre
Students will choose a piece of news from the newspaper as the source material for their presentation. They have to transform the news into a presentation so as to apply the acting skills learnt in Unit 1.
F.3 Learning English through Drama
This project is collaborated with the English Department and serves as part of the “Learning English through Drama” elective module in HKDSE.
Students will experience a complete cycle of creating a drama (Creating Play, Presenting Play and Responding to Play) in which they will apply various drama skills collectively.
The curriculum consists of two units.
Unit 1: Script-writing
Students will learn to use various drama elements (e.g. writing dialogues, dramatic actions, character, conflict, story structure, ……etc.) to build stories. They are expected to complete a 5 to 8-minute original script in English.
Unit 2: Presenting script
Students are expected to rehearse and present their own script. The presentation primarily enhances English presentation skills. It will also serve as feedback to the script-writing part and students will be able to further consolidate their script-writing skills.
After the class presentation, each class will select the two best scripts and will further improve them to performance level. The scripts will be performed in the F.3 Inter-class English Dramatic Duologue Competition. Professional adjudicators will be invited to give feedback to students.
Finally, students will write a critique to conclude the whole learning process as well as the performances.
In Greek (the origin of Drama), Drama means Action. So learning drama requires plenty of Actions too. Learning drama is inevitably an experiential learning process in which strategies such as Drama games and Process Drama will be used. Students will discuss, create, rehearse and present/perform dramas through a series of well-connected activities. Through experiencing a complete cycle of creating drama, students will learn Creating Play, Presenting Play and Responding to Play and to enhance understanding of oneself and society.
Our school is committed to promoting Drama as a formal curriculum and our work is highly recognised by society. In the 11th Hong Kong Drama Awards Presentation Ceremony, our school received the Award for Outstanding Development in Drama Education (Secondary) from the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies.
Please refer to the Chinese version for photos.