Rachael Savage, Artistic Director of Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, offers this one day interactive and practical course sharing the mask techniques used in Vamos’s award winning theatre shows. Suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 as well as those working in further education. Read more…
Catch Vamos at the London International Mime Festival from 28-31 January 2016.
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.
Mini Downloads are short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.
Drama is well-placed as a means to highlight and explore stories, issues and themes. Below are links to a number of drama units suitable for key stage 1 and 2 pupils. Further ideas can be found in Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer.