Drama for Spoken Language and Writing
24th September 2014 9:30am – 3:30pm
Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Drama offers structures that can be used by teachers,  to enable children to generate ideas, discuss, debate, rehearse, present and sometimes perform their thinking and understanding. This can be as a context or pretext for writing.

In this course, you will:

  • Increase your drama knowledge and gain practical understanding of a broad range of drama techniques that can give contexts for developing talk and writing
  • Actively participate in non-threatening,‘ whole class ‘drama’ and evaluate the experience and the learning opportunities
  • Consider the specific drama for writing statements and guidance that exist in the new primary national curriculum for English
  • Receive a handbook of drama strategies and conventions and three Drama units with talk and writing opportunities highlighted


Course Leader: Patrice Baldwin

Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), Chair of National Drama and a prolific author. Most recently she has co-written, ‘Inspiring Writing Through Drama’ (with Rob John). She was a Primary Headteacher, LA Arts Adviser and School Improvement Partner, as well as an Ofsted inspector and is an arts education consultant. 

Patrice Baldwin

Cost: £125 or £200 for two people + 20% VAT

VAT Reg number: 188 0821 84

Refreshments and lunch included.


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