Drama Is Just as Important as Maths; Your Shout MORE Than Pounds 140 Million Is Being Invested in Science Teaching in England Because the Government Says There's a Huge Skills Shortage in Sciences and Maths. Pupils at Ash Green School and Arts College, Which Specialises in the Arts, Told Education Reporter Lucy Lynch That Other Subjects, Such as Drama, Shouldn't Be Ignored

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Drama Is Just as Important as Maths; Your Shout MORE Than Pounds 140 Million Is Being Invested in Science Teaching in England Because the Government Says There's a Huge Skills Shortage in Sciences and Maths. Pupils at Ash Green School and Arts College, Which Specialises in the Arts, Told Education Reporter Lucy Lynch That Other Subjects, Such as Drama, Shouldn't Be Ignored


Byline: Lucy Lynch

ANDREW WALKER, AGED 15

Ambition: To study animal husbandry

Interests: Playing the cornet, pets and drama

Home: Lives in Bedworth with mum, dad, one younger brother and one younger sister Verdict: The lessons stick in your memory and it makes school more enjoyable. It lets you put your own interests into a subject which you wouldn't normally be able do.

STACEY HARRISON, AGED 15

Ambition: To be an actress or work with animals

Interests: Drama

Home: Lives in Bedworth with mum, one older and two younger brothers

Verdict: People who are shy and who do drama start to feel better about talking to people. When you have to do a presentation in another subject you feel more confident about talking in front of people.

MOLLY HALTAM, AGED 14

Ambition: To be a vet

Interests: Horse riding, singing and drama

Home: Lives in Longford, with two young brothers and one older brother

Verdict: Doing drama gives people a lot of confidence. People get to express their feelings playing lots of different characters. It's a good way of learning because we remember the things we have learnt in drama lessons.

BEN SHAW, AGED 15

Ambition: To be a vet

Interests: Drama and dancing

Home: Lives in Bedworth with mum and dad

Verdict: People get the confidence to deal with situations later in life such as interviews.

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