Saturday, April 25, 2015

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 - June 10th 2015 Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - June 10th 2015
    Wednesday 10th June 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 primary...
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  • Developing Directing Skills (Sat 1 & Sun 2 August London Two Day Course) Developing Directing Skills (Sat 1 & Sun 2 August London Two Day Course)
    Sat 1st - Sun 2nd August 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Summer Season Price - Only £265 for two days - and book by June 30th to save an extra 15% Course Tutor: David Farmer
    This newly-updated two-day course gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises....
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  • Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - September 30th 2015 Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - September 30th 2015
    Wednesday 30th September 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...
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  • Primary Drama for Writing - October 1st 2015 (London) Primary Drama for Writing - October 1st 2015 (London)
    Thursday 1st October 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 PLACES AVAILABLE  Course Tutor: David Farmer This brand new one-day drama CPD course focuses on inspirational games and strategies for improving writing, speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and...
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  • Directing Plays with Children and Young People (Manchester) Directing Plays with Children and Young People (Manchester)
    Wednesday 14th October 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA PLACES AVAILABLE 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...
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  • Who’s Writing This Anyway? A Devising Course for Theatre Practitioners with John Wright Who’s Writing This Anyway? A Devising Course for Theatre Practitioners with John Wright
    Saturday 17th October 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Fee: £195 PLACES AVAILABLE     Course Tutor: John Wright Drama Resource is proud to present a Masterclass with John Wright. This one-day practical course investigates a structured approach to devising theatre. John will cover three main aspects of his work: Adaptation - the ways and means of remodelling non-theatrical material into a theatrical scenario. Devising text - the...
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  • Primary Drama for Writing - Nov 4th 2015 (Manchester) Primary Drama for Writing - Nov 4th 2015 (Manchester)
    Wednesday 4th November 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA PLACES AVAILABLE  Course Tutor: David Farmer This brand new one-day drama CPD course focuses on inspirational games and strategies for improving writing, speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and...
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  • Directing Plays with Children and Young People (London) Directing Plays with Children and Young People (London)
    Saturday 14th November 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 PLACES AVAILABLE 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...
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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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Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - June 2015

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

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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer 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.

Developing Directing Skills (Sat 1 & Sun 2 August, London)

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
>> Book by June 30th and save 15% >>

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This two-day lively and inspirational drama course with David Farmer gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games and exercises. 'A fun, challenging and informative introduction to the world of directing' - participant.

'Informal and inspiring course for all wanting to gain confidence in directing or get new ideas on different techniques.' - Review by Teaching Drama Magazine.

Primary Drama Across The Curriculum - September 2015

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

peacock-sm

This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer 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.

Primary Drama for Writing - October 2015

Thursday 1st October 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
>> Book Now >>

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This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer focuses on games and activities for improving writing, as well as speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and aim to stimulate and excite pupils' imaginations.

Directing Plays with Children (Manchester)

Wednesday 14th October 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
>> Book Now >>

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This one-day drama CPD course with David Farmer explores a playful approach to directing. The day shows how drama games can be used to develop characters, extend acting skills and create imaginative stagings of scenes.

Primary Drama for Writing - November 2015

Wednesday 4th November 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA
>> Book Now >>

drama-for-writing-150

This one-day drama INSET course with David Farmer focuses on games and activities for improving writing, as well as speaking and listening skills. These lively and engaging activities involve every child in the creative process and aim to stimulate and excite pupils' imaginations.

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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