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This event will enable young playwrights to meet and learn from each other as artists and so start a generation of London youth playwrights. More information at LD Playwriting Challenge
Application form at Application Form.
Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information.
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If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.
Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.
'This book is both insightful and informative on the story behind Mark Wheeller's play Too Much Punch for Judy. As a teacher of Drama I can thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners and those who are interested and follow Mark's work.'
Olivia Murphy, Drama and Performing Arts teacher.
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This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".
Published as a downloadable E-Book.
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Get 5% discount on The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy, Order in the Chaos, and all London Drama books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 - 479 BC)
Just as doing is at the the heart of understanding so at the heart of drama and theatre in education is participation. Participation in drama and/or theatre combats the sense of isolation and powerlessness that is common today and is at the heart of all learning and life. Don't you agree?
We would therefore like to invite you to participate in our website to make it a truly drama website. This, our Education Phase section, is available for you to post news, information and pictures about the phase of education you work in on sub pages attached to this landing page. For example, the page attached to Primary has a sub page attached: Drama Champions, which in turn has two sub pages: Croydon Drama Champions and Southwark Drama Champions, where the work of these groups is described in order partly to inspire others. You can also join a London Drama Discussion Group at the link below.
As a member organisation London Drama aims to support the wide range of contexts in which Drama is taught: as a creative activity, a learning medium, role-play, process drama, school production, performance, theatre studies:
Drama as a classroom practice
- as an individual teaching method
- or within a school curriculum policy.
- KS3 Drama/KS4 GCSE Drama/Solo Drama Teacher/or Team Member
- Member of Performing Arts Department
- Member of Expressive Arts Department
- AS/A level Drama and Theatre Studies
- BTEC Performing Arts
- developing drama/theatre in youth and community centres
Please contact us if you would like some space on here to feature your own work in a particular phase.
The workshop will be led by Vicki Manderson.
More info and to book at more info/booking.
If you are thinking of becoming a teacher of drama or have already been accepted onto a training course, PGCE, GTP, School Direct, Teach First etc. then we have a very useful preparatory evening course for you on Tuesday 25th June 2013: 6.30-8.30pm; Venue TBC.
The workshop will be led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE Drama Course Leader at University of London, Goldsmiths, and will give you good practical advice and strategies to path your way.
More info and to book at more info/booking.
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.
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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark.
STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations.
STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.