Using Drama with Picture Books for PSHE Education at KS1 and KS2 - NATIONAL DRAMA

Using Drama with Picture Books for PSHE Education at KS1 and KS2

Using Drama with Picture Books for PSHE Education at KS1 and KS2 - led by Primary Drama Expert, Patrice Baldwin
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Drama can provide relevant contexts and learning opportunities for actively exploring aspects of PSHE, with whole classes. Characters, emotions, relationships, key moments, issues, actions and consequences can all be interactively considered, explored and positively changed ‘in role’, within safely distanced, fictional contexts. The drama is fictional but the PSHE learning through it, is real. This course will explain and demonstrate ways of approaching PSHE through Drama, with reference to a KS1 lesson (The Saddest King) and a KS2 lesson (The Island).


  • A Drama Contract
  • A Drama Strategies booklet
  • A copy of the Powerpoint (as a PDF)
  • The KS1 and KS2 lesson plans

This course is also available for schools to host online during 2021

Patrice Baldwin was a primary headteacher, School Improvement and Art Education Adviser and Ofsted inspector. She was Sir Jim Rose’s Drama Editorial Expert for his proposed primary curriculum.

Patrice has given keynotes and led workshops in 35+ countries and was President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (2010-13) and Chair of National Drama for more than a decade (until 2015). She created and directed ‘Drama for Learning and Creativity’ (D4LC), an internationally acclaimed school improvement initiative.

Patrice is a published educational author and has been a BBC Education scriptwriter and series consultant (TV and Radio). She now works freelance.

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‘Patrice Baldwin is a rarity. She is one of the few primary drama experts left in this country and quite possibly the most experienced and effective drama primary teacher. Teachers on her courses, come away feeling more confident and with a broader repertoire. Her work is excellent!’ 

Pie Corbett

Absolutely brilliant! Patrice’s course opened doors for colleagues which they would not have believed possible. In everything she does, she walks delegates through the materials, and discusses the impact this has on children’s learning. She uses drama conventions to create opportunities for pupils to secure their learning in new and deeper ways. 

Mary Myatt

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20 Apr 2021


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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