NEW: Using drama effectively to improve the quality of writing

NEW: Using drama effectively to improve the quality of writing

Course date: Thursday 6th February 2020: 1.30 – 4.30pm

Course venue: Blaise Primary School


Target Audience:             Primary teachers, NQTs, RQTs, English Curriculum Leaders

Facilitator:                        Richard Croughan – Music and Drama Lead for Ashley Down Schools Federation

When:                               Thursday 6th February 2020:  1.30 – 4.30pm

What is this course about? This course will offer skills to help coach those children who dread a blank page (and the expectation to fill that page with quality writing) as well as equip delegates with many drama ideas that can be used immediately within English planning.

This course includes:

  • Uses for drama to aid and improve writing outcomes – including: – writing a description of a setting – writing an internal monologue – writing from different characters’ viewpoints – persuasive writing and many other text types used in KS2
  • Writing for the reader – exploring to how use language musically to engage your audience.
  • Looking at how drama can help fulfil a school’s intent or ‘mission statement’ by giving pupils an opportunity to respond emotionally, physically, socially, culturally as well as in their writing.
  • How to bring a text to life – looking at play texts as well as books to read aloud.

The session will be delivered by Richard Croughan who, before his teaching career, worked for eleven years as an actor.  He spent six of those years touring the world with Shakespeare plays from the opera houses of Vietnam and China to international schools in El Salvador and Guatemala as well as hundreds of theatres throughout central and eastern Europe.  Richard has a background in improvisation as well as Shakespeare and aims to share some of the transferable skills that come with this that are applicable in the classroom.

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