The role of extra-curricular drama

This is my second blog in a series of reflective blogs at the end of Year 2 at my current school. Lets start with what I offer at that extra curricular level. I offer: School Production from September to March every Monday and Tuesday afterschool. Summer Shakespeare from March to July every Monday and Tuesday afterschool. LAMDA lessons are taught in upper school and lower school small … Continue reading The role of extra-curricular drama

Drama Ambassador Resources

I have posted online the resources I have created for Drama Ambassadors. It includes a Handbook that all students who are successful in getting the position recieve. In the handbook at top tips for planning a rehearsal schedule, planning a workshop and behaviour management in the drama room. There is the job description and application process that the students need to go through to become … Continue reading Drama Ambassador Resources

Drama Heroes

A small research project that I’m working on at the moment is called Drama Heroes. I’m sure it’s nothing new, and we’ve done something like this – but perhaps not in this format. The question of the project is how much can an organised and well publicised reward system help motivate students to improve their attitude to learning and/or their attainment grades. Drama heroes are … Continue reading Drama Heroes

Drama Ambassador Job Description

After some research and talking the idea through with some colleagues you already run drama ambassadors, here is the job description of the role that I’ve developed and will roll out in September. What is a drama ambassador? Being a drama ambassador is a fun and rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to learn, develop and improve leadership skills by becoming involved in the creative … Continue reading Drama Ambassador Job Description

Another example of Drama Ambassadors in action

I’ve been emailed by another great colleague from the Isle of Wright about how she has implemented the Drama Ambassador concept. She has written an excellent job description which is posted at the start of the term. In her school the Drama Ambassador is responsible for running a drama club for students in either years 7, 8 or 9, creating work with students to participate … Continue reading Another example of Drama Ambassadors in action

Does a drama club always have to be about a performance?

From the feedback I got on how to make a drama club a success I’ve received some ace advice to draw upon. The majority all say that a focus for the club to work towards is always key. Most drama clubs work towards some sort of performance or sharing – be it anything from a Christmas or Summer Concert to an informal gathering of parents. … Continue reading Does a drama club always have to be about a performance?