As drama and theatre educators, we teach about being resourceful, resilient, empathetic, creative, practical, critical thinkers and problem solvers. We learn by doing.
That said, many of us are struggling with the very sudden departure of some of our students, many of whom we are unlikely to see again. And we share the uncertainties of how our profession will operate under the current circumstances. How do we self isolate and also work in our schools? How do we manage work levels when we are expected to continue setting lessons and monitoring progress, at the same time as looking after our own personal responsibilites? Alongside our theatre industry colleagues, we are all in a muddle about what to do.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
Your colleagues within National Drama understand the challenges you face and we are here to help.
We have begun to gather resources to alleviate some of your pressures on lesson planning and other school matters, and we will continue to add to this bank. We are inviting members and friends to help with this so we can all contribute. Have you got a research pack, handout, plan or quiz that would help a colleague? Join in and share work you are developing for your learners. We are also hosting competitions and running projects which we hope will motivate your students to engage creatively. If you have brilliant ideas please do get in
touch! We have proposed some ideas to our Patrons and they are also very keen to be involved.
As we settle into a new way of living and working, let’s focus on asserting our creativity. Let’s inspire our young people, and each other, so that we all have something to celebrate during, and after, this crisis.
RESOURCES and LINKS to assist with distance learning.
Keep your distance – ‘Play A-Part’