Inspirational Drama in the Primary School

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Date(s) - Wed, 3 Jul 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm




Old Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Course Tutor: David Farmer

David Farmer delivers yet another brand new course comprising exciting lesson plans suitable for KS1 and KS2 taken from his forthcoming book Drop Of A Hat Drama Lessons. This follows on from the well-received course held In February this year. No prior knowledge is necessary to attend this course. The lessons deal with a range of subjects across the curriculum and the approaches can be applied to many topics.

‘I was particularly inspired by how to manage teaching Shakespeare and the real emotion provoked by the refugee unit! I will be rewriting our schemes of work to incorporate as many new ideas as possible.’ – Jennifer Carr, Participant, February 2019.

‘I’ve spent some time reworking, devising and plotting new schemes ready to roll out in the summer! Very exciting!’ – Jodie Rayner, Participant, February 2019.

As well as practical and interactive demonstrations we provide detailed lesson plans and resources to take away. The activities are suitable for teachers to use in the primary school classroom/drama club and are different to those presented on any previous courses. If you have attended any of our other courses, we know you will love this one! This one-day Drama INSET course is suitable for teachers, teaching assistants and freelancers from schools and other organisations, with or without previous drama teaching experience.

‘I cannot recall a better professional development opportunity to inspire those working with children. I can’t wait to get back to The Custom House and share with colleagues.’ – Elizabeth Kane, Participant, February 2019.

Time is allocated to discussing and developing the drama activities and we will share these afterwards via DropBox and a private Facebook group.


  • Includes FULL notes and lesson plans so that you can concentrate on participating in the activities
  • Attendance Certificate presented

‘I loved the scope of the lesson plans for extended schemes of work. A brilliant and informative day.’ – Rachel Bibby, February 2019.

I took two classes of year 3 students through ‘The King’s Sentence’ on Friday. They absolutely loved it and it has provided them and their English teacher with a platform to explore storytelling writing. Your imagination is inspirational!’– Hayley Casingena, February 2019

Enquiries: Please email David Farmer or telephone +44 (0)797 321 7876.

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Booking Details

The standard fee is £195 per participant. Other ticket types are sometimes available (see booking form below). 20% discount available when booking more than one course or for two or more 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).

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.
Early Bird Ticket
Limited number available! Book by 5th April and pay within a month.
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.
Concession Ticket
Limited number - available to people currently unemployed or 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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