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Primary Drama - A Crash Course



Elizabeth and Nerys, teachers at South Farnham School in Surrey, work on their drama skills with actress Anna Tolputt at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon.

Both teachers love drama, and get involved with the school plays, but never take on any of the roles themselves.

Anna introduces them to Teacher In Role, and challenges both teachers to take a class session in a role. Later their pupils are surprised to be met by investigative journalist "Nick Macintyre" and "Henry VIII" played by the pair.

Anna then shows Elizabeth and Nerys further tricks of her trade, and teaches them about making soundscapes, and objects from pupils' bodies.

Finally Elizabeth and Nerys, reflect on what they have learned and are pleased by the pupils' creative responses, and they talk about how they will use the techniques in the future.

Published : May 2009

15 mins


Primary Teacher


Primary English



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