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"Children use fantasy not to get out of, but to get into the real world."
John Holt:
How Children Learn.

Using Drama to Enrich the English Curriculum
Younger Children

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:
  • Confidence in presenting a personal viewpoint
  • Development of vocabulary and language
  • Group interaction
  • Body awareness and motor skills
  • Problem solving
  • Story construction
Drama and role-play are ideal tools for working with a variety of groups including children and young people with special needs.

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.