It’s easy to engage with any child in a Drama class if you remember one thing – the label attached to many young folk – i.e. ‘lazy’, ‘can’t be bothered’, ‘disruptive’, ‘troublemaker’ is just that – a label. Ignore it, so that in your class, the child doesn’t have to live up to his label. […]
I decided to write my own poems, scripts, choral speaking pieces, monologues etc, when I couldn’t find published stuff that wasn’t dated, slow and frankly boring for today’s young performers, as well as grossly overused in Festivals and classwork. I aim for originality and freshness, and try to write material that is lively, challenging, sharp […]
I’ve been a Drama teacher for many years and many of these scripts have been written for specific children – my own daughter for one! So they hold with them so many dear memories for me. I hope they will create new memories for you and your pupils!