"Children use fantasy not to get out of, but to get into the real world."
How Children Learn.
Using Drama to Enrich the English Curriculum
Drama is now a part of the primary school curriculum but it should not be
regarded as just another subject to include. It is not just about putting on
plays and productons. Drama is a tool to enrich and enliven many other subjects
including History, English, Irish and yes, even Maths. (see our Maths and Magic
shows and workshops)
Some of the main purposes in development of drama in the curriculum include:
Drama and role-play are ideal tools for working with a variety of groups
including children and young people with special needs.
Confidence in presenting a personal viewpoint
Development of vocabulary and language
Body awareness and motor skills
On this site you will find examples of educational and community
drama in practice with some starter ideas. Click on the links below for crosscurricular activities.