This one-day drama CPD course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the primary curriculum, including still images, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking and many more. Participants have the opportunity to work with drama expert David Farmer, to discuss common issues with colleagues and devise solutions to put into practice.
Drama strategies – also known as drama techniques or drama conventions – are the everyday tools of the drama teacher. They help to develop enquiry skills, to encourage negotiation, understanding and creativity. They can enhance performance skills such as character development and storytelling and be used across the curriculum to actively involve students in their own learning.
You inspired and challenged us to be better teachers. You taught us how effective drama can be to get our students’ attention and make our lessons fun for them. You gave us new teaching tools and helped us feel we can make a difference in our students’ lives. Thank you.Fátima Silva (April 2017)
Bring (even more) creativity and active learning into your school curriculum! David Farmer delivers Drama INSET days and twilight CPD sessions in schools across the UK. His training is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants and can focus on cross-curricular strategies or specific subjects and themes. Call 0797 321 7876 for further details or click here.
DirectorI’m a freelance writer, theatre director and drama consultant. I deliver training for schools, arts organisations, language schools and conferences across the UK and internationally. I recently ran an Erasmus+ project for Portuguese schools and presented a workshop at London Drama’s ‘Drama Now’ conference. Read more…