Drama in the Primary Curriculum (Birmingham)

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Date(s) - Wed, 7 Mar 2018
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

St Martin in the Bullring


St Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB
Wednesday 7th March 2018
Course Tutors: Margaret Branscombe and David Farmer

This one-day drama CPD course for KS1 and KS 2 teachers in the Midlands immerses you in activities and ideas to use immediately in the classroom. The focus is on integrating drama across the primary curriculum including STEM subjects through the use of drama strategies such as freeze frames, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking and many more.

David Farmer, director of Drama Resource and Margaret Branscombe, director of Learn Through Drama are both experienced teachers, drama practitioners and workshop leaders. David has a background in theatre in education and is the author of four popular drama books. Margaret has researched the teaching of KS2 science through drama and has had several schemes of work published in Teaching Drama magazine. The course will give practical ideas for infusing drama in a meaningful way that enhances learning and motivates students.

Comments on previous courses:

“I really enjoyed the day and feel like I’ve learnt a lot. Excited to get into the class and use it all now!” – Laura Harper, September 2017.

“The most useful course I’ve ever been on” – Lucy Cross, February 2018

“The day was packed with easily achievable activities for all primary ages and abilities – and could be developed to link with all curricular areas.” – Claire Fletcher, February 2017

“I have already been using some of the ideas and the children loved it. They even wanted to give up their break time to carry on!” – Jenny Carr, September 2015

  • Learn to use drama games, activities and practical techniques to enhance creativity and learning in the primary curriculum, encourage group co-operation and have fun!
  • Explore how you can use drama lessons and strategies to support literacy objectives, including speaking, listening and writing
  • Develop critical thinking in history using multimedia, improvisation and role-play
  • Take away ideas for using drama to enhance science and maths
  • Discover how to enliven school assembly presentations with simple drama techniques
  • Includes full notes of the day so that you can concentrate on participating in the activities
  • Attendance Certificate will be presented

This one-day Drama INSET 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 +44 (0)797 321 7876.

Booking Details

The standard fee is £225 per participant. Other ticket types are also available (see booking form below). 10% discount available when booking more than one course or for two colleagues from the same organisation.

NB Please complete the online booking form below with your purchase order or payment. An official invoice will be dispatched and payment can be made by cheque, bank payment or using the Buy Now button below. For explanation of ticket types please scroll down to booking form.

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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 a nearby venue (lunch not included).

The Venue

St Martin in the Bullring is a very central location, right in the heart of the Bullring shopping district. It is located on Edgbaston Street, five minutes away from New Street and Moor Street railway stations. You can find location details including parking for the venue at www.bullring.org/getting-here/.

Booking Terms and Conditions (including Cancellation)

Please read and accept the Booking Terms and Conditions.

The online booking form is below.


Booking Form

Ticket Type Price Spaces
VIP Ticket
Includes: (1) Standard course booking (2) Signed copy of each of David Farmer's four drama books. If you are based in the UK these will be mailed out free of charge prior to the course (following payment). Visitors from outside the UK will receive their copies on the day of the course.
Standard Ticket
Standard course booking for participants from schools or other organisations. Includes one signed copy of Learning Through Drama by David Farmer.
Freelancer Ticket
Limited number - for freelance practitioners who are not employed full-time by a school or other organisation and are paying for their own place.
Student Ticket
Limited number - available to people currently in full-time education.

Even if more than one person will be attending from your organisation please enter the details of just one participant in the following section. You may enter further information in the final section of the form.

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