At the International School of Béarn, the Drama classes encourage the children to share intellectually and emotionally: through a good deal of active and practical work, but also requiring intellectual and academic abilities. It is a supportive environment where children can practice self-expression, touch on issues of relevance to them, and develop imagination and empathy. Drama students also develop key skills such as concentration, confidence and cooperation. These skills feed into the children’s work in all other areas of the curriculum. At ISB, the different productions and assemblies do a great deal to raise the cultural profile of our school.