School Drama Workshops
Primary school drama workshops about class topics, stories or poetry
When children approach a topic through drama they experience it first-hand. Drama workshops take a cross-curricular approach to literacy and class topics, enabling children to develop their confidence and performance skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of stories, characters and topics.
Explorer workshops take an in-depth look at children’s books, fairytales, poetry or specific topics such as Anti-bullying. Classes work individually for 35 to 90 minutes each.
We also run day-long workshops where children work class-by-class on a larger topic, culminating in a performance by the children to each other. Topics such as Shakespeare or the environment are divided into age-appropriate chunks, so that each class from Reception to Year 6 explores a different element before presenting it to the rest of the school.
Drama workshop practicalities
Workshop leader: A professional actor and facilitator experienced in working with children.
Age range: Nursery and Reception to Year 6.
Location: In your school hall.
Group size: Up to 30 children per class, and up to 6 or 7 classes per day. Schedules vary for Explorer workshops and full-day drama and performance workshops.
To think critically about the story or topic by experiencing it first-hand.
To expand vocabulary and develop a stronger command of spoken English.
To explore different ways of communicating, both verbally and physically.
To develop creative ownership and the imagination by working alongside a professional actor-facilitator.