Drama for Schools
What can we do for your school?
Read more below about the full and half day drama workshops we offer, after school clubs, drama classes and production rehearsals.
If you have a different idea of how drama could benefit your school we are always open to discussion!
School Topic Workshops
Want to start your new topic with a bang?
Want a way to immerse your pupils in a different time and place?
Introduce your class term topic with an interactive dynamic drama workshop, or use drama to reinforce the subject being taught!
Allow your students to explore their topic through the tactile medium of costume, props, drama activities in various group sizes, the immersion of self in role play, performing to their classmates and giving feedback as an audience. All workshops are fully participatory and encourage the young people to explore the subject in a supportive and fun environment.
Key Stage 1 and 2, Curriculum Topics and IPC Term Topics covered with full day or half day workshops. Choose from set workshop titles or have a workshop customised around your subject matter.
Workshops ready to go with full costumes for each students include:
Romeo and Juliet
The Great Fire of London
Portsmouth in the Blitz
Fairytales from around the World
Once Upon A Time
Previous workshops provided with costume and prop elements include:
We Are What We Each
Mission to Mars
The Toy Maker
and many more...
If you don't see your topic in the list drop us a email to discuss it further
As our workshops fund our not-for-profit drama schools our prices are very competitive!
'We have been using Marie for all our drama workshops for the past 10 years, the children love the workshops
and even the teachers learn from them!'
Miss Warren, Deputy Head
St Johns Cathedral School Portsmouth
After School Clubs
We provide fun after school clubs that help students grow in confidence and result in productions for parents
After school clubs can be catered to your needs however our prepared sessions work on teaching the basic skills of drama through games, exercises and scripts. These skills focus on teaching students the importance of facial expression, body language and voice projection.
Once the pupils have the understanding and confidence, we can also work towards shows for parents. Past shows have included
KEY STAGE 1/2
Where the Wild Things Are
The Christmas Show
KEY STAGE 2/3
Speedy Romeo and Juliet
Matilda (20mins version)
Into the Spotlight Showcase
‘Mrs Amey makes learning fun! I enjoy the drama games we play and performing to an audience!’
Ellie Brown, Corpus Christi Catholic School
Drama PPA Sessions
Our weekly drama classes are structured around teaching the key elements of performance – Using facial expression, body language and the voice.
Each section encompasses the fundamentals of Key Stage 2 learning whilst encouraging communication and social skills.
The sessions are usually divided into the four terms, within each we explore the three drama elements using an array of theatrical techniques –
Exploring emotion, using mime
Isolation of body parts, expression emotion through the body, melodrama, looking at characters with defined movements
Looking after our voices, warm ups and breathing techniques’, using sounds to display emotion, projection, how the voice is effected through motion, tongue twisters, accents, duologues
Devising a script as a small group, building characters within the script, exploring voice, body and face for our individual characters, adding music, props and costume, how music, props and costume effect our characters.
This structure is followed for all years within the Key Stage 2 level, however each class is adapted to appropriate exercises and scripts.
Past experiences have seen that this process works well in encouraging young people to realise other forms of communication, the growth of trust and support for their classmates, exploration of self and a growing willingness to try and communicate in ways that may have be alien to them.
Drama rehearsals for Productions
We have been rehearsing and directing school productions for over 10 years! From big name musicals like Oliver, Peter Pan and Matilda to showcases and shows written by head teachers.
We also have access to full sets of costumes used by our drama schools. Contact us now to discuss rehearsals for your schow or to hire the costume sets for your end of year production.
Costume sets include -
Bugsy Malone - with splurge guns
Wizard of Oz
James and the Giant Peach