Collaborative by nature, drama develops social and cultural awareness, and fosters the ability to see group projects to completion. Communal enterprise cultivates self-esteem, confidence, and discipline, and nurtures trust and communication skills. Students learn to work together; to trust and rely on their peers; to build stories together; to create imaginary environments; to solve staging challenges; to observe and perceive behavior; to express feelings.
The drama curriculum encourages the child to create and communicate with others. By employing the platform of storytelling students gain confidence in their individual agency and interactional ability. Make-believe, or pretending, nurtures imagination and creativity and frees a child to explore their interests and desires. Focusing on another person develops mental, kinesthetic, and emotional intelligence, teaches empathy, and leads to skill in collaboration. Stories can bring data and facts to life, build group morale, and teach valuable lessons. A good storyteller is self-assured, appealing and leaves a lasting impression.