Once Upon a Wolf – Literacy Tour – 2018

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So when writing our KS1 literacy show for World Book Day 2018 and beyond we were fascinated by the big bad rep the Big Bad Wolf has. Lots of children (my 8 year-old son included) is terrified of the Big … Continued

Literacy Competition for schools

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In keeping with our Literacy Tour in March for World Book Day and Shakespeare Week we have been looking at exciting literacy opportunities for schools across the country and thought we’d draw your attention to this.    ART 50: SCHOOL … Continued

Drama workshops as stimulus for reading

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A recent poll by Save the Children has shown that every year, around 130,000 children in the UK – including 40% of children from poorer backgrounds – leave primary school not reading as well as they should – which means that if … Continued

Half Term – Already?

We can’t believe its half term already! Where has the time gone? We have spent it in schools doing drama workshops and assemblies  on  everything from Space Exploration to Telling the Truth, with various characters from Harry Potter to King Arthur! Half … Continued

Double, double, drama and trouble.

Macduff and Macbeth meet in battle After spending a lot of time working on Friendship Drama Days, we have a bit of a turn around this week working  on various Shakespeare projects.  It’s great working with young people who at … Continued

Act On Literacy

The Orange prize long list has been announced and out of the 20 books there are nine debut novelists on the list. The prize was created to celebrate “excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world”, and is now … Continued

Enhancing literacy skills through drama

We were happy to read last week that five poems will feature around the London 2012 Olympic complex to inspire the Olympic and Paralympics Athletes. “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” This line from Ulysses, an … Continued

World Book Day – 3rd March 2011

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It’s World Book Day on the 3rd March! Here at Act on Info we always have our nose’s buried in books. We were very lucky when younger to be encouraged to read from a very young age (Thanks mum!) and … Continued