Eaton House Belgravia Prep continues to build on the strong foundations laid by the Pre-Prep, offering an ever-expanding performing arts curriculum and ensuring we provide exciting opportunities for the boys to get involved and develop this area of their learning.
The chance to perform in musical ensembles, plays and competitions throughout the year is further developed with an increasing focus on the wider world of performance and provision.
The famous stage and Hollywood actor Laurence Olivier was an old boy, as was a more recent Academy Award winner whose name we shall not disclose! Needless to say, he is a household name now, but he too once stood in the hall at Eaton House Pre-Prep rehearsing his lines, as pupils do today.
All the boys have drama lessons as part of their curriculum and those with a real passion will also join our popular Drama Club to further develop their acting range and undertake professional exams. Plays take place in purpose-built theatres and are lavishly produced affairs, with marvellous technical effects and proper stage costumes. Boys take the responsibility of acting in plays and learning their lines very seriously. They all want to work as a team to put on the best possible show for their parents and friends.
Weekly class and music assemblies continue and provide the opportunity for all the boys to experience performing in front of an audience, learning how to develop their confidence and poise. We hold regular singing events in the community, from the Royal Marsden Hospital to nursing homes and Christmas charity fairs.
The Prep boys join the older Pre-Prep boys for musical ensemble events. These events are greatly enjoyed by both staff and pupils. Pupils can also compete in Junior and Senior music competitions which take place in March. The judge often gives boys tips on individual performance after the competitions, which helps in their long-term musical development.
The Prep boys currently join the Pre-Prep choirs, auditioning at the beginning of every term, or take advantage of the many opportunities for small or large groups to sing formally and informally together.
The Prep boys bring a maturity and depth to our annual carol service at St Peter's Church, a truly magical moment in the school calendar and a wonderful moment for these boys to shine and lead our younger boys in celebration.