British Values in Performing Arts

Through the study of Drama and Dance pupils and students develop:

An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • units based on values surrounding skills needed to perform but equally skills required to work in a group & within a class & respect others – some issue based drama’s/dances are built around this.
  • Issue based Drama based around British Values

An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • American Civil Rights
  • The Berlin Wall
  • Unit on Persecution

An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour:

  • Exploration of plays from different cultures
  • Docu Drama – The Holocaust, Hillsborough Disaster etc
  • Research of influential choreographers from different cultures

An understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination:

  • Unit on Persecution