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Join Us to be a Drama teacher in China!

Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
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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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SELSA Drama Conference 2014 £60.00

SELSA Drama Conference 2014

SELSA Drama Conference 2014 £60.00

London Drama is organising a day of practical Drama just for teachers in South East London: SELSA Drama Conference 2014 - Redefining the Classic Cannon takes place on Saturday 28th June 2014, 9am-3.15pm at Erith School, Avenue Road, Erith, Kent DA8 3BN.

The Conference will provide you with an experience of:

  • Four practical workshops led by Drama practitioners;
  • Opportunities for networking and to catch up with colleagues;
  • A wide range of resources via London Drama Bookstall.

The workshops are designed to be inspirational experiences, appropriate and useful whether you are a Primary or Secondary teacher. You get to experience ALL the workshops which will include: Drama and Literacy through Shakespeare, Numeracy and Dance, Cross Curricula Drama and Cultural Drama.

Workshop leaders are:

  • Lisa Woodward, Head of Drama, Hurstmere School for Boys, Bexley.
  • Gemma Devine, Head of Drama, St. Columba's School, Bexley;
  • Natasha Passfield, Drama and English Teacher, The Globe School, Bexley;
  • Alexandra Edinboro, Drama and Dance Teacher, Erith School, Bexley;

It will be an exciting and very rich drama experience which should also provide you with loads of new ideas and new materials to try out with your classes.

Conference Fee: £60: Concessions £50.

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Drama Worlds Drama Worlds (£26.00)
by Cecily O'Neill
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08671-8
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GCSE Bitesize Drama GCSE Bitesize Drama (£9.99)
by Andy Kempe
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-1406654387
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Starting With Scripts Starting With Scripts (£11.99)
by Andy Kempe
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-0-7487-6509-6
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Coming up

Ensemble Storytelling with Complicite

Saturday 28th March 2020: 10-5pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
Complicité’s Storytelling workshop offers new ideas, methods and tools for you to take back to your classroom to inspire students to take ownership of new and more exciting approaches to telling stories.
A great oportunity to experience working with this iconic physical theatre company.
More info and book at Complicite.
Discount Member booking at Member Booking.
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Dorothy Heathcote's Teaching in Role

Thursday 19th March 2020: 6-8pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
This course, led by Chris Lawrence and Amanda Kipling, will demonstrate in a practical way the strategy of Teaching in Role, introduced into the world of Educational Drama by the late Dorothy Heathcote. It is designed to be applicable to both Primary and Secondary settings.
Teaching in Role is one of the most powerful and useful strategies that you can use when teaching drama but it is not well understood: this course aims to demystify and inspire you to use this method.
More info and book at Teaching in Role.
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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.