Games for breaking the ice, physical warm-ups, group dynamics and encouraging creativity.
Developing Directing Skills | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015
This two-day lively and inspirational drama course with David Farmer gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises.
‘Informal and inspiring course for all wanting to gain confidence in directing or get new ideas on different techniques.’ – Review by Teaching Drama Magazine.
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.
- Developing Directing Skills (London)
- 01/08/2015 - 02/08/2015
- Primary Drama Across the Curriculum (London)
- Primary Drama for Writing (London)
- Directing Plays with Children and Young People (Manchester)
- Who’s Writing This Anyway? A Devising Course for Theatre Practitioners with John Wright
- Primary Drama for Writing (Manchester)
- Directing Plays with Children and Young People (London)
‘Belongs amongst the top 10 books any director or drama teacher should own.’ – English Touring Opera
‘This book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.’
– Drama Magazine.
– National Drama Magazine.