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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
Take care at this difficult time!

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Borough Drama

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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 Workshop with Jonothan Neelands (Members)

Drama Workshop with Jonothan Neelands (Members)

Drama Workshop with Jonothan Neelands (Members)

Thy Beauty Hath Made Me Effeminate; boys, dads and a long time ago in Verona:

This practical process drama based workshop will explore ways of giving young people ownership and voice in their Shakespeare learning. The ideas and approaches will provide a mix across the 9-16 age range.

The workshop will closely engage participants in exploring

  • how to engage children and  young people as active participants in the creative process
  • the understanding of process and product as equal and mutually beneficial aspects of drama and theatre for children and young people

Professor Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, Chair of Drama and Theatre Education and Director of Teaching and Learning in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. He is an experienced trainer and workshop leader with a national and international reputation for delivering high quality professional training and development opportunities. Research interests include: participatory theatre and democracy; cultural and creative learning; the politics of cultural and education policy-making; teaching in urban settings; the sociology of educational disadvantage and the articulation of a pro-social pedagogy of arts education.

He is an associate of the CAPITAL Centre for creativity and performance in teaching and learning, a joint initiative between the University of Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is closely involved in the RSC’s Stand Up For Shakespeare campaign to improve the quality of Shakespeare teaching at all ages and stages through an ensemble and rehearsal room pedagogic approach. Professor Neelands has advised government on the identification and training of talented young performers and is Research Consultant for the National Council of Drama Training and a member of the RSC Education Advisory Group.

Professor Neelands is the author of several texts for teachers and students, which have influenced the development of drama in recent years including Structuring Drama Work, Beginning Drama 11-14, Key Shakespeare 1 and 2 and Advanced Drama and Theatre Studies. His latest publication is Improve Your Primary School Through Drama.

Saturday 3 December 2011: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Oval House Theatre, Oval, SE11 5SW

Sorry but this product is currently out of stock.

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama (Members) Improve Your Primary School Through Drama (Members) (£19.99 £18.99)
by Rachel Dickinson and Jonothan Neelands
Published by David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-306-4
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Beginning Drama 11-14 (Second Edition) (Members) Beginning Drama 11-14 (Second Edition) (Members) (£18.99 £18.04)
by Jonothan Neelands
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-086-5
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Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education (Members) New product Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by Peter O'Connor (Editor)
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564562
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Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


Drama Networks Survey
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GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
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Mapping Drama Practice
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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.