2018 Primary Network Brief

2018 Primary Network Brief


Oh No, It’s Not Acting Is It? 

For children, drama offers opportunities for them to articulate their feelings about things which happen, both in their own environments and the wider world (Johnson, 2004). We need work within a curriculum in which teachers and children can explore how others think, feel and act whist imagining a better world. There is also the argument that we can enjoy the Arts; they can uplift our spirits, challenge us, cause us to laugh, debate, puzzle and ponder.

Children can learn through Drama, enabling them to create safe, fictional worlds, within which they can explore multiple perspectives and viewpoints, whilst engaging in higher order questioning and thinking.

Attendees at the Network will be given various strategies to help them implement in their classroom that will enhance their teaching and confidence in the classroom.