Between the months of September 2020 and December 2020 Burt’s Drama received 86,247 views from an average of 10,766 unique visits per month. Read the Autumn Term Roundup to find out what happened. Continue reading Autumn Term Roundup (a bit late!)
In times of crisis we look to the Arts. We find passion and compassion. We find sources of comfort and love. We discover about ourselves and about others. We share our discoveries and we experience the discoveries of others. A shared experience. A shared narrative. A shared drama. Continue reading Why we must keep teaching Drama during COVID 19.
This year it has been 12 years of blogging on Burt’s Drama.I find it interesting to look back at those 12 years of blogging and see how things have changed. So here are 12 posts, one from each of year, that highlight how things have changed. Continue reading Celebrating 12 Years of Burt’s Drama
It must surely be time for this squeeze on our education system to stop. Let children choose the subjects that they want to do, be that all the arts subjects, every language or any combination they choose which they, and their parents, feel is appropriate to their abilities, desires and aspirations. Culture isn’t just something for the privileged, all people have culture, and all schoolchildren should be shown it and asked to participate within it. Continue reading The beginning of the end for the EBACC?
I love BBC Bitesize. I love everything about it. It is easily accessible by every student. It explains key terminology, key concepts and key skills in a clear, concise and comprehensive way. It is also free. It crosses all boundaries in terms of ability and inequality. As such, I use it all the time and … Continue reading Your chance to help change BBC Bitesize Drama GCSE.
Music and Drama Education Expo, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2019, London Olympia. Having spoken at the London Music and Drama Education Expo every year for the last three years, I’ve had a long and lovely relationship with them. It is a fantastic Expo and if you have the opportunity to attend it really … Continue reading My 2019 Music and Drama Education Expo Preview.
My day started at 5 with a quick breakfast before a drive to the train station and the 6.34 train to London Marlybone. A nice journey down with reading the preview of the winter RSC season and the National Drama magazine. The new season at the RSC looks excellent and I’m reminded about how lucky … Continue reading My day at the Music and Drama Education Expo
So, this is my model Key Stage 3 curriculum. It feeds into the new GCSE content in a broad way, but allows the students to have a thorough understanding of both the basic terminology and the chronology of theatre. As a school we’ve been looking at a knowledge based curriculum, and for all it’s good … Continue reading Model Key Stage 3 Curriculum
This is my manifesto for Drama in Education and why I believe that teaching Drama and Theatre to young people, and working with young people through the medium of Drama and Theatre, is very important. Fundamentally I believe in teaching the art of making theatre, and studying the theatre of others, makes people better people and … Continue reading My Drama Manifesto
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