Primary Drama Across the Curriculum (London)

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Date(s) - 10/06/2015
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Toynbee Studios


Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
Wednesday 10th June 2015
Course Tutor: David Farmer

peacock-medThis one-day drama INSET 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 revised 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, network with colleagues to discuss common problems and devise solutions to put into practice. Our two Primary Drama one-day courses can be attended independently of each other as they focus on different learning outcomes and entirely different content. Attending both days will give participants a rich panopoly of drama resources to apply when working with primary-aged children.

The National Curriculum Framework document for England to be taught at key stages 1-4 states:

“All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.”

“Excellent course – clear objectives, great ideas, relaxed learning environment. Nice to come away with new ideas!” – Sue Flindall, January 2015.

“My head is buzzing with ideas – I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep!” – Helen Short, October 2013.

“Professionally led, highly informative, practical and friendly. Would highly recommend.” – Teletha Tapper, January 2015

  • Learn to use drama games, activities and practical techniques to enhance creativity and learning across the curriculum, encourage group co-operation and have fun!
  • Discover how you can use drama lessons and strategies to support literacy objectives, including speaking, listening and writing.
  • Approach history through drama (including Ancient Egypt and British evacuees in World War 2 using photographs, recorded archive audio, improvisation and role-play.
  • Find out how to use drama to enhance science and maths.
  • Includes a free signed copy of Learning Through Drama by David Farmer and full notes of the day so that you can concentrate on participating in the activities.
  • Attendance Certificate presented.

This one-day Drama CPD course is suitable for staff from schools and other organisations as well as freelancers. It will benefit both those who are new to drama and those with more experience, who are looking to refresh their drama skills with a group of like-minded people.

Enquiries: Please email David Farmer or telephone 01603 465973 or 0797 321 7876.

Booking Details

Payment: The standard fee is £195 per participant. There is a 10% discount for each additional colleague from the same organisation. NB Please complete and return the booking form below with your purchase order or payment. An official invoice will be dispatched and payment can be made by cheque, BACS or using the Buy Now button below.

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What to bring

Comfortable clothing to move in. Light refreshments are included and at lunchtime we usually walk a few minutes to eat a delicious lunch at Leon at Old Spitalfields Market (lunch not included).

Toynbee Studios is part of the Toynbee Hall complex at 28 Commercial Street, London E1. Download directions to Toynbee Studios by car, tube, bus, train or bike.

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‘Great day and good value for money. I know lots of colleagues that would benefit from the inspirational ideas for bringing the curriculum to life. Can’t wait to share it all with them!’
Rachel Berry, Course Participant, February 2009

‘I thought that you created an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. Everyone was willing to fully participate in every activity and no one felt inhibited. It was an extremely enjoyable day where I learnt a lot. Those days don’t come by very often.’
Diana Smith, Assistant Head Teacher, Course Participant, May 2009.

‘Tons of inspiration! It was great to share experiences with other teachers.’
– Sarah Nias, Course Participant, February 2012.



Bookings are closed for this course.