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Drama Support

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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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School Support

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Youth Theatres

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Publications

Order

 

Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

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.

More info and download here


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Drama & Traditional Story for the Early Years £26.99

Drama & Traditional Story for the Early Years

Drama & Traditional Story for the Early Years £26.99

by Nigel Toye and Francis Prendeville
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415195362

This is a book that looks at how drama has its basis in good early years practice. Most early years practitioners are doing some drama and are edging towards more structured work - this text will help them go further by building their own skills.

Using tried and tested example dramas based on traditional stories, the authors show how clearly dramas are constructed. They move from the simple use if TiR (Teacher in Role) to more complex, full dramas, using traditional stories including Little Bo Peep, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Humpty Dumpty, The Pied Piper, The Billy Goats Gruff and Hansel and Gretel.

Drama in the early years covers a number of key areas where drama is of particular importance for this age group including:
* drama in the National Curriculum
* how drama can help your teaching of the Literacy Hour
* personal and social education and citizenship
* drama and special needs
* assessment
* recording and progression
* developing a school policy for drama.

Sorry but this product is currently out of stock.

100+ Ideas for Drama 100+ Ideas for Drama (£16.50)
by Anna Scher and Charles Verrall
Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-0435187996
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101 Drama Games 101 Drama Games (£14.99)
by David Farmer
David Farmer
ISBN: 978-1-84753-841-3
more info

Coming up


So You Want to be a Drama Teacher?

Led by Amanda Kipling
A course especially designed for people thinking about training to be a drama teacher or who have been accepted to join a PGCE/School Direct/GTP programme.
Tuesday 18th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Drama Teacher.


Black Theatre: From Margins to Mainstream

Led by Juley Murray
This course will explore where we are today with the mainstreaming of Black plays and playwrights in our classrooms.
Tuesday 25th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Black Theatre.


Drama Games & Ideas Swapshop

Led by LD Team & Yourselves!
Bring one or more of the drama games or ideas you use with your class groups or Drama Club - share it with others - and take away loads more!
Tuesday 2nd December 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Swapshop.


Surveys

 

Drama Networks Survey

Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey

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Courses Survey

We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice

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Organisations

STEP

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.