Primary Drama

Elizabeth and Nerys are teachers at South Farnham School and in this film work with actress, Anna Tolputt at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon to develop their drama skills. Both teachers love drama, and get involved with the school?s plays but aren?t convinced about taking on a role themselves. Anna introduces them to Teacher In Role, and lets them try it out for themselves and challenges both teachers to take a session in role in class. Their pupils are surprised to be met by investigative journalist ?Nick Macintyre? and ?Henry VIII. Anna then shows Elizabeth and Nerys some further tricks of her trade, and teaches them about making soundscapes, and objects from pupils? bodies. It is easy for teachers to be sceptical, however Elizabeth and Nerys have a go, and see that they can make these techniques work. They?re delighted with the results, impressed by their pupils? creative response, and surprised that their classes are still learning just learning differently.

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