As Drama continues to develop on our curriculum, NACIS played host to Nick Mahmet, curriculum specialist for Drama, from Juilliard in New York. This visit was essential in the early stages of the new Drama resources being used, developing our relationship with this important partner for our school. Mr Nick was highly impressed with our school facilities and the student’s attitude in lessons. He worked directly with Grade 6 and Grade 9, commenting on the creativity within these classes.
As well as the students, the staff of NACIS also had the opportunity to watch Demonstration lessons and complete professional development with Mr. Nick, developing our ability to lead reflection after watching performance work, a skill which transfers to many subjects around the school. Mr Richard, Drama Teacher at NACIS said “It was an honour to show Mr Nick our school and our students. In the first few weeks of Drama lessons, I have seen so much hard work and enjoyment and to share this was a joy.”