So the ugly question has reared it's head and with numbers declining due to the EBACC and other strains on drama departments it seems that now is the time we address this question. So why take drama? Why study drama? What will it give our students? "I don't want to be an actor (hate this one) so what is the point??" I am really keen to get a conversation going with this as its the question that parents and students often ask and I would love some input from other specialist and practitioners so that we can really start to answer this question and 'sock it to em' when it is asked. So, ladies and gents......what are your thoughts (please don't mention confidence building, I am fed up of that being the number one reason for drama, sorry)???