After School Drama Clubs for Primary Schools

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Our after school Drama clubs provide the perfect opportunity for children to enjoy, and benefit from, a range of activities including drama games, improvisation, choral speaking, script reading and performance. It is widely accepted that drama builds confidence as well as helping children to understand the world around them and developing both creativity and emotional … Read More

Classroom Resource: Observational Maths Bingo

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Welcome to Observational Bingo! We at as creatives love looking for Maths in everyday life, so we’ve had great fun putting this together – and we hope you enjoy it. Your task is to find an example of each item on one of the five downloadable and printable Observational Bingo Grids, make a note of … Read More

Blog: Learning Outside the Classroom

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A nostalgic whim took me on a detour recently, to show my kids where I had built dens amongst trees and bracken as a dirty-kneed nine year old. It was the same spot, I told them on our approach, where my big brothers regularly rode their bikes on dirt tracks, over obstacles and down dips … Read More

Case Study: Shaking up Shakespeare

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Sadly, it is still very often the case that when students arrive in one of our Shakespeare workshops, the dread is written all over their faces! The fear that they won’t understand it or that it will be boring, or just plain irrelevant, is palpable. However, it is a challenge we relish and it doesn’t … Read More

Case Study: Personification Poetry

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Having delivered poetry workshops for West Derby School last summer term I was delighted to be asked back again this July to support the students in celebrating the school’s International Week. An average sized, boys’ secondary school, West Derby had chosen Nepal as the theme for their celebration in 2013 but this year, rather than … Read More

Case Study: Exploring the 5Rs at St Mary’s College

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When students are working hard towards their GCSEs it’s easy for them to forget why they are taking them in the first place. It’s all about preparing them for the future of course, and to give them the best opportunities and as much choice as possible as they reach the end of this phase of … Read More