Confident Creators in school sessions get underway

On Friday drama practitioner Simon Bachelor from Pegasus Opera visited 2 teachers in St John’s Angell Town Primary to work with them on delivering drama in the classroom. The teachers had already tried out a few drama activities with their children, following the training they did last week, and were able to lead game and activities with their classes to deliver their topics – the life of Mary Seacole and Floella Benjamin’s book Coming to England. Year 4 children acted out the first chapter of Coming to England using a story square and year 3 children created TV interviews in the role of reporter and Mary Seacole. The sessions also included a number of drama warm up activities supporting children to collaborate with each other, take risks and increase their focus. The 2 St John’s teachers will now practice more drama with their classes between now and Simon’s next visit in early November. Thank you to everyone who took part and to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for their funding to support this project.