Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Drama Courses

Since 2005 Drama Resource has offered a range of high quality training opportunities to hundreds of teachers, teaching assistants, drama practitioners, actors and directors. Courses on drama in education explore the role of drama techniques to use across the curriculum. Courses on directing and devising theatre use exciting and creative approaches to developing group performance.  All courses are highly practical and supported by course notes, enabling participants to easily adapt the approaches for their own use. You can book these courses through this website or through Hotcourses (see bottom of page)

Courses Coming Soon

  • Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Jan 28th 2015 Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Jan 28th 2015
    Wednesday 28th January 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 PLACES AVAILABLE Course Tutor: David Farmer This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the revised...
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  • Directing Plays with Children and Young People Directing Plays with Children and Young People
    Saturday 7th February 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 In this stimulating one-day workshop author and director David Farmer outlines a playful approach to directing. He explores how drama games can be used to develop characters, extend acting skills and create imaginative stagings of scenes. The approaches can be used with young children through to teenagers. Participants...
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  • Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Feb 25th 2015 Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Feb 25th 2015
    Wednesday 25th February 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA PLACES AVAILABLE Course Tutor: David Farmer This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the revised...
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  • Developing Directing Skills (Bristol) Developing Directing Skills (Bristol)
    Sunday 1st March 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Brewery Studio, 291 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP Course Tutor: David Farmer
    This newly-updated and popular one day course gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises. The approaches will develop an understanding of staging action and methods...
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  • Berkoff and Godber - Physical Theatre Berkoff and Godber - Physical Theatre
    Wednesday 11th March 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Course Tutor: Mandy McKenna This practical workshop provides tasks and exercises to engage the senses and develop the imagination using a powerful expressionist style. Steven Berkoff and John Godber's approaches give opportunities to play big and bold - to take the space, stretch the body and voice in a way which leads to developing stage confidence and presence. Techniques will be explored to...
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  • Shakespeare Off The Shelf (London) Shakespeare Off The Shelf (London)
    Saturday 21st March 2015: 10:30am - 4:30pm: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 PLACES AVAILABLE Course Tutor: David Farmer This popular one-day course outlines a practical approach for teaching Shakespeare to children and young people from key stage 2 right up to teenagers and adults. We explore a range of enjoyable and accessible drama games and strategies that will quickly get students involved in the world of the play and enable the teacher/practitioner to explore character,...
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  • Twilight Drama INSET Sessions
    Drama Resource offers twilight INSET sessions which provide teachers with a selection of tried and tested accessible drama games and activities. Drama expert David Farmer will run a relaxed and enjoyable session accessible to all staff. The activities and approaches can be used to improve literacy and to create interactive learning opportunities across the curriculum. The visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approaches of drama will appeal to children with a range of learning styles. The staff training...
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  • INSET with David Farmer
    Booking Details and Current Price List Download Acrobat file (PDF) As well as running courses in London, David Farmer offers INSET to all primary schools across the UK, including whole-school training days and twilight sessions. He presents workshops and seminars at schools and conferences abroad - including France, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland. He is a recommended tutor by the Independent Association of Prep Schools and a featured...
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Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - Spring 2015

Wednesday 28th January 2015 >> Details
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

Wednesday 25th February 2015 >> Details
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

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This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The drama strategies can be used across the curriculum and are designed to meet statutory drama and literacy objectives.

Lots of inspirational ideas packed into one day. I've enjoyed every minute and learnt a lot.

Sally Steele (April 2013)

Thank you so much for such a carefully thought out programme. I loved your calm, wise, appreciation.

Elaine English (November 2012)

It was a wonderful way to get new ideas - and be reminded of old ones. I enjoyed the chance to work with enthusiastic like-minded people.

Alex Wilkie (October 2008)

I found the day absolutely brilliant and have already taught a couple of lessons to Year 3 using your planning. The most valuable thing for me was to actually take part in the activities as it gave me a deeper understanding of the drama techniques.

Claire Stokes (September 2008)

I came here to be inspired and I have been. Thank you for such a great day of drama that I can use across all areas of the curriculum.

Karen Boswell (April 2013)

A lively, inspirational and safe atmosphere was established to enable creative engagement.

Sean Spurvey (November 2012)

It is a while since I have been on a course which truly inspired and re-energised my teaching.

Ginny Davies (February 2010)

I thought that you created an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. It was an extremely enjoyable day where I learnt a lot. Those days don't come by very often.

Diana Smith (May 2009.)

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