Year 8 have been using drama lessons to help develop and improve our social skills. We started off a recent session by asking the pupils what do we mean when we refer to social skills? We came to the conclusion that this means when you feel happy and confident when speaking with other people. We found out that social skills can help us to overcome any shyness.
All pupils then took part in a phone improvisation game. Miss Evans pretended to be a customer calling up various businesses. Each Year 8 member was the owner of the business. Their task was to make polite conversation with the customer, and to answer appropriately any questions.
We spoke about the skills that we might need for this: being able to think quickly on our feet, and options that help to keep the conversation going. You can listen to some examples from this drama session in the recordings below.