DRAMA BOOTCAMP – Live Workshops
10 -14 August 2020

Connecting teachers world-wide

Sharing and creating resources

Take part in 3 live drama sessions:

Games, Strategies, Breakout activities, Resource sharing

Live, Online and Socially-distanced Drama


Workshop One - Introduction

Introductions, drama games and strategies, 3D Living Pictures, Q&As, Fun Sheet to complete


Workshop Two - Lesson Plans

Practice games & techniques, breakout groups & examples from lesson plans. Q&As. Homework set!


Workshop Three - Review and Feedback

Review and feedback on activities submitted by participants. Q&As. Ready to move forward with sparkling new ideas!

AUGUST: Monday 10th | Wednesday 12th | Friday 14th
4:00 pm BST (11:00 am EDT)

Click below to Enrol and Save Your Spot in Drama Bootcamp for just £79 (approx $99)!

Each workshop one-hour +


Design your own Sessions

Suitable for any theme, subject, book or play


Live Q&As

Discuss ideas and challenges with David Farmer


Optional "Homework"

Feedback on your ideas in the final session


Limited Numbers

Maximum 30 places for the Drama Bootcamp. 21 currently available.

Drama Bootcamp emphasises learning by doing. We will introduce you to techniques such as:

Freeze Frames, Thought Tracking, 3D Living Pictures, Action Clip and Whoosh Storytelling.

We’ll explore these, generate ideas between us and examine examples in lesson plans.

There will be an opportunity to write up your own mini-activities related to your chosen book or theme. Share these to be discussed live in the final session.


Link drama to any aspect of the curriculum


Participants take part in discussions, games and improvisations during the live workshops

Lesson Plans

Examples from inspirational lesson plans


SIMPLE approaches which can be used with virtually any age-group

Pop-Up Facebook Group

A dedicated Facebook group for quick sharing of ideas, images, resources and feedback

Book Your Place

21 places left – reserve your place now!

David Farmer

David Farmer


David Farmer inspires, motivates and educates teachers about the power of drama to transform learning. Following a stand-out career as a theatre director and producer of shows and workshops for children and young people across the world, he is an in-demand speaker, trainer and writer.

Drama Bootcamp Details


Dates: This interactive training programme will be held over 3 sessions on 3 days: Monday, August 10th, Wednesday, August 12th, and Friday August 14th.

Time: 4:00 pm BST (11:00 AM EDT)

Where: Our private Zoom Room. The link will be emailed to you prior to the first session.

Space is Limited: We’re capping these workshops to 30 people. Once the Bootcamp fills up we will consider adding more dates.

Who is it for? Teachers, teaching assistants, home educators or freelance practitioners who are new or fairly new to drama. The techniques work with primary/elementary school children and can be adapted for any age-group.

No refunds for Drama Bootcamp will be granted for any reason. Space is limited – which means that if you decide to take one of these spots it’s yours even if you do not attend.

What They Said…

Quotes from students of our online courses

‘Thank you so much for all the lessons and the added extras. I am enjoying the straight-forward, step-by-step lessons. The timing is perfect as I shall use some/all of these ideas and stories in my lessons this term, after the students have taken their exams next week.’
Lucy Cooper, UK

‘As a teaching artist I am always looking for fresh ideas to complement my interactions with the children. I felt this course reviewed some of what I already do, and then added to my ideas by new ways to use former activities.’
Eileen Nagle, California

‘I am excited about this course because I adore David’s approach. Thank you once again for creating this opportunity for those of us who are far far away and for using the problem (going online) itself to offer the solution (going online)!

Azmin Vania, Mumbai, India

‘I adore the fact that each one of the techniques you suggest is chosen carefully for its importance and special meaning. This gives a boost of confidence to the teacher and a feeling of quality and respect to the whole class. Thank you David for transmitting your valuable experience in such an explicit way!’
Theodora Nakou, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘I’m only halfway through this course but I wanted to say how well received Freeze Frames and Thought Tracking have been. So much so that the youngest group have specifically asked to do it again next week. You have taken a whole load of stress out of starting teaching.’
Sally Chattaway, Godstone, UK

‘Actually I was really impressed from the first video I watched. Your course is really amazing for us! I’m the vice principal and will advise many other teachers to take this course.’
Ahmet Ates, Ronaki Hawler International School, Erbil, Iraq

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be at all 3 sessions? Or can I choose from 1 of the 3 dates to attend?
I’ll be presenting different material at all three sessions, But if you have to miss a session you can always catch up with the replay.
How much work will I have to do between the sessions?
Not too much! Most of the activity you’ll be doing will be completed during the workshops. There will be optional assignments to complete outside class time, and it is up to you how much time you spend on them.
Do I need to attend live? Will there be a recording available?
You do not have to attend any of the sessions live. If you can be at some of them live, you will get extra benefit. That way you’ll be able to get your specific questions answered.
Yes, there will be replays. We’ll be sending them out as soon as they’re ready!
How long is each session?
Each session will be a minimum of one hour. It may last longer, depending on the question and answer section.
Is this an in-depth course?
No, not really. There is a limit to how much we can cover in 3 x one-hour sessions but you will be taken through some simple yet really effective methods that you can apply to a whole range of themes quickly and easily.
If you want some incredible in-depth training then this course is a better fit: The Inspiring Drama Teacher 
What's the difference between this workshop and your course The Inspiring Drama Teacher? I can't decide which one to sign up for.

Everything that we cover in the Drama Boot Camp is also covered inside The Inspiring Drama Teacher Part One and Part Two. This Boot Camp will include the basic methods to get your drama sessions running.

So what does the in-depth course offer? And do I get a discount?

My full course teaches you a lot more strategies for using drama, provides you with worksheets, resources, videos and exclusive lesson plans to keep you going. There’s a lot more besides.

I’m constantly updating the course to include additional videos, examples and lesson plans. If you’re struggling with any problems around drama teaching then I can help to discuss your issues with you and will often create new material for you to use.

If you love the Drama Boot Camp and want to continue working with me on drama teaching, you’ll receive a special invitation to join The Inspiring Drama Teacher Part Two. If you decide to enrol in the full course, you will receive a generous discount!

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