Public Speaking and Drama

Every boy at Sunningdale gets the opportunity to perform. Being on stage in front of friends and family is so good for building confidence and boys relish the opportunity.

There are various different productions throughout the year. In November each year we have a French Drama Evening with every boy singing or speaking in French, each Lent term every boy has a part in our whole school musical, there is a Nativity for the younger forms. In recent years we have put on productions of The Lion King, Annie and Robin Hood.

We  do an annual Declamation Prize for which every boy learns a poem and then two from each form are chosen to recite it in the final and read a short prose extract.

Boys have the option to take Lamda lessons which can lead to Lamda exams.

We are extremely lucky to have a very special Chapel in the school grounds. We have Chapel four mornings a week and on Sunday evenings and one of the boys reads the lesson at each of these services. We have two traditional Carol Services at the end of the Michaelmas term and boys are selected to read in those services.

Boys who show particular talent at drama may be entered for scholarships to their senior schools.