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Olivia Carruthers and Elizabeth Fost are professional actors who have spent many years running workshops and creative projects in schools through their company Teach-it-Through-Drama. Their expertise and varied skills lend a great diversity to their work, puts the fun back into education for teachers and pupils and helps schools achieve excellence and enjoyment across the curriculum.
“It was the best historical drama workshop we have had. You gave them an experience they will never forget.” - A Davenport, Biggin Hill Primary School
Storytelling Shows – interactive and inspired by themes within the curriculum. Dramatic stories brought to life by skilled storytellers using set, costume and props with the children as actors and chorus.
Nursery, Foundation and KS1:
Storytime Special - Interactive re-telling of a favourite traditional or contemporary tale with full audience participation to enthral and inspire younger children. Many favourites to choose from or make your own choice.
The Story of Chinye – A West African version of Cinderella
Babushka – A traditional Russian tale
London’s Burning – The Story of the Great Fire of London
The Elves and the Shoemaker – Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm.
The Secret Garden – a wonderful re-telling of the classic Edwardian story.
The Dragon of Krakow– A traditional Polish tale
Myths and Legends from around the world - Choose from Ancient Roman, Ancient Egyptian, Norse /Viking or English Arthurian Legend
Greek Myths – Theseus and the Minotaur; Pandora’s Box; Daedalus and Icarus and more
Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Macbeth
Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol
The Highwayman – An adaptation of the Alfred Noyes poem
The Dorset Dinosaur
Themed Drama Workshops and Book Week Specials – An exciting way to enhance learning, deepen understanding and bring a story, topic or historical period to life, workshops designed on any book or theme, including:
Literacy: Early Years to KS1: The Rainbow Fish; The Selfish Giant; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Gingerbread Man; Omnibombulator; Tiddallick.
KS2: Roald Dahl Stories; The Iron Man; The Jabberwocky; The Golden Compass; The Ghost of Thomas Kempe; Indian Myths; Chinese Myths; Greek Myths.
History: KS1: Florence Nightingale; Travel in the Past; Pirates; Victorian Toys; Edwardian Seaside Holidays; KS2 Ancient Egypt; Romans in Britain; Vikings; Tudor Life; Pirates; Victorian Life; The Blitz.
Science, Environment and Maths: Early Years to KS1: Dinosaur Explorers; Planet Earth; Pat and Polly Pattern Detectives; A Maths Adventure; Recycling.
KS2: Plug Yourself In – a mystery involving Electricity; Recycling
PSHE: Staying Safe; Self Esteem; Bullying; Social Skills; Friends and Relationships
Art and DT: Shadow puppets; Puppet making; Mask making
Inset for Teachers – tailor-made programmes to suit your needs and budget. Practical structures and fail-safe drama techniques, to inspire, encourage and enhance learning in the classroom and provide a resource pack.
- Using drama to enhance learning
- Drama workshops and Storytelling Shows
- Professional actors and storytellers
- Suitable for Early Years to KS2
- Inset training available
- All staff with Enhanced CRB
- Public Liability Insurance
- Full Equity Membership
- Cover Greater London and surrounding counties
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