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Primary: Excellent Drama

Teaching strategies to facilitate writing and speaking across the curriculum


Training for teachers wishing to develop the use of drama as an effective teaching and learning strategy.


Drama is a social art form which enables children to explore key concepts through imagined activities, in which they behave “as if” they are someone other than themselves. This simple shift in perspective facilitates the exploration of complex dilemmas from different viewpoints in a safe and secure context.

This full day practical workshop will offer teachers a range of drama techniques and conventions that can used to enhance and motivate pupils' learning. The day will be workshop-based, engaging participants in a process that is both relaxed and safe for everyone. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their planning expertise and to apply their new skills to their existing curriculum.

The day will include:
? An introduction to different starting points for teaching drama
? The opportunity to explore and engage in a variety of drama strategies and approaches that facilitate language and writing
? The development of planning skills

The activities will be structured around:
  • Stories: using children’s literature to stimulate, plan and extend dramatic activity
  • Drama Conventions: practical experience of a range of conventions to facilitate planning
  • Teacher in Role: the teacher adopts a role and works in the fiction to deepen the learning

There is no requirement for teachers to have previous experience of teaching drama.

Booking Information

NB: If your school has purchased the Art/s Subject Leader Package, a member of staff can attend this training for no additional charge. This would be your Session Two option.
Additional places can be booked at a discounted rate of £210


Primary English subject leaders, KS1 and KS2 class teachers

29 Nov 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Closing date: 28/11/2017
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Date and Time

29 Nov 2017 09:00 - 16:00


Leeds School Library Service, Queenswood Education Centre, Foxcroft Close, Leeds, LS6 3NT


Geoff Readman
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