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After school primary drama club

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by wattsy2369, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. wattsy2369

    wattsy2369 New commenter

    I have recently started my first teaching job and have been asked to run an after school drama club. what advice, tips, etc can anyone provide?
     
  2. ViolaClef

    ViolaClef Lead commenter

    There are a variety of books out there if you need some help with ideas. I think the one below is the one I have used:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ideas-Drama-Plus/dp/0435187996

    I have found that lots of warm up games go down well and the children enjoy playing them.
    Mime - miming a variety of tasks - can be done to music.
    Group work with a very specific task - I once showed them a Charlie Chaplin silent movie clip - short and humorous- and they had to work out a humorous mime to a piece of 1920s music.
    Improvisation - give them a scenario - in pairs can they improvise the conversation for 1 minute?

    If you notice a child/pair/group doing really good work they will usually be happy to show what they were doing to the rest of the group. This can inspire everyone else in creative activities.

    Just some ideas!
     
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