Stimulating Structuring and Supporting Writing Through Drama

Venue: HEADS Training Centre, Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Date: TBC (9.30am – 3.30pm)
Cost: £125.00 per delegate
Tutor: Peter Kennedy – Drama for Education

This course will empower teachers to plan, lead and enjoy active learning experiences which will enable their learners to produce high quality writing.


  1. To develop confidence in the use of drama as a learning tool across all age groups
  2. To equip teachers with a repertoire of drama techniques and strategies that can be used to engage, motivate and enthuse children
  3. To demonstrate how well-managed drama can stimulate, structure and support high quality writing


Session One            Sentences, Settings and Similes
Session Two             Play-scripts and Narrative
Session Three          Reports, Diaries and Speeches
Session Four            Techniques and Resources

…is a drama in education specialist with twenty five years’ experience of providing learners with positive drama experiences and teachers with practical ideas to use.

Peter currently works in partnership with primary schools on using drama to enrich learning and develop creativity. His work includes The Writing Game project as well as DEAL (Drama, Engagement, Active Learning) which focuses on improving learners’ engagement across the curriculum. Peter also works with North West Drama Services as director of the Stockport Children’s Shakespeare Festival.

Teachers of KS1 and KS2 as well as Heads and Deputy Heads who are seeking to improve the writing outcomes of their learners.