Race! Drama Game of the Week!

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Does your group need a kick start first thing in the morning? This is a great energising warm-up activity to get everyone moving and awake!  Have everyone stand in a circle facing inward and tell the group that they are … Continued

Drama Game of the Week! Music Box

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Music Box A great vocal warmup and focus game. Everyone sits or stands in a circle, with their heads down and eyes closed. Start by making a repetitive sound, as an example such as “dum, dum, dum, dum.” Then encourage the pupils to think … Continued

Drama Game of the Week!

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The Rain Game A great game to bring your students together and get them to focus. Get everyone in a circle. Rub the palms of your hands together, making a swishing sound. Ask the students to join in. Once all the students … Continued

Zip, Zap, Boing! Drama Game of the Week!

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This game is a fantastic icebreaker and is also used for creating energy and focus within a group before a performance. The last time we played it was before a performance at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester with a group … Continued

Drama Game of the Week!

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The Stage Game Physical warm up + an introduction to stagecraft Approximately 10 minutes long Everybody goes to the edges of the room or makes a large circle. If you don’t have an actual stage, you can mark out where … Continued

Drama Game of the Week!

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A fun way to get a group physically and mentally alert as well as building teamwork and cooperation. You need a large space to play it in. Teach everyone the following three characters: Giant – Stands on tip-toes,  raises hands above head, curl fingers, makes a roaring … Continued

Let’s (not) get it on! SRE drama

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On Tuesday 11 June, New Clause 20 – which would have made personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, including sex and relationships education (SRE), statutory in state schools – was disappointingly defeated by 303 votes to 209. This comes … Continued

Fairytale Drama

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Fairytales are great for use in all different areas of the curriculum. For English you can create a storyboard of events for a fairytale, in Maths use magic beans as a counting aid, in Geography you can create a map … Continued

Working as an actor in Theatre in Education

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We get a lot of CV’s from young actors wanting to work for us. For me the first notion I had of acting came from watching a Road Safety drama workshop at primary school and realizing that these people were having … Continued

Shakespeare Resources

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Globe Education have produced a resource on A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is aimed for students at Key Stage 3 and 4. It contains the entire script  with a range of exercises for rehearsals , actors’ comments and full colour photos from … Continued

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