DRAMA DIRECT INSET @ REDBY PRIMARY SCHOOL – 25th September 2009

DRAMA DIRECT is pleased to announce the presentation of a one day INSET at REDBY PRIMARY SCHOOL, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, on 25th September 2009.

This day will consist of three separate workshops each of one hour and fifteen minutes in duration. All delegates will partake of each workshop in turn during the day.
The workshop themes will be as follows:

WORKSHOP ONE: DRAMA STRATEGIES:
This will be a general introduction to using drama strategies with primary age children. The aim of the workshop will be to make delegates familiar with a range of drama strategies and comfortable with their application. We will show how drama strategies may be used to inform and enhance creative writing, as well as helping children to gain greater insights into understanding character and dilemmas in the stories they read.

WORKSHOP TWO: WHO DUNNIT:
Through using role play and detailed character notes, the delegates will be taken through a complete drama scheme of work that can have both a theatre and written final outcome.

WORKSHOP THREE: AN INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE:
Using active storytelling, delegates will be able to experience how they may engage children in the study of Shakespeare’s stories and characters.

10-11.15 session one
11.15-11.30 coffee
11.30-12.45 session two
12.45-1.30 lunch
1.30-2.45 session three
2.45-3.0 coffee/evaluation/plenary

Our Practitioners for the day will be:

JOHN BAXTER (Course Leader/Who Dunnit)
John is an Advanced Skills Teacher for Drama. Having worked in Hampshire for 35 years John has vast experience of teaching drama cross the key stages. He is an examiner and moderator for AQA GCSE Drama.

ROB SOULSBY-SMITH (Shakespeare Strategies)
Rob is a vastly experienced professional actor/director. He began his career working for the English Shakespeare Company during the 1990s, touring extensively and bringing Shakespeare productions into primary schools throughout Britain. For ten years he has run his own successful theatre company, ‘Shakespeare in Schools’.
www.shakespeareinschools.com .

VALERIE BOLTON (Drama Strategies)
Valerie is a graduate from Bedford University where she studied drama and theatre arts. She has great enthusiasm for bringing drama into the classroom and a wonderful knowledge and understanding of how drama strategies may be applied across the curriculum.
Further information about the day is available from Drama Direct.


DRAMA DIRECT LTD

01373-471486

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