National Drama, the UK’s leading subject association for Drama, extends its support and solidarity to all of our colleagues in Ukraine: drama and theatre teachers, university researchers and performers in all fields of drama and theatre education.
The recent White Paper from the government includes some interesting policy changes some of which have implications for National Drama. Some of the decisions offer a ‘little hope’ that National Drama will be a more influential force in providing teachers and schools with much-needed guidance and accessible and relevant resources.
National Drama in partnership with the DTEA are raising awareness about the value of Drama and Theatre Education in young people’s lives – help us #SeizeTheDay on Friday 18th March!
This e-bulletin contains important news and updates about our work at the International Drama/Theatre Education Association, as well as our activities and invitations to IDEA events.
National Drama has this week written to the Rt Hon. Nick Gibb, MP to express our disappointment that the Arts Premium will not be allocated to schools in September 2021 as promised.
ND Response to State Secretary Gavin Williamson’s Proposal to Slash Higher Education Funding to Performing Arts and C1.2 Subjects
National Drama is appalled by and extremely critical of the government’s latest proposal to halve funding to drama, music and creative academic subjects at higher education level.
Patron Jessica Hynes visits Drama students via Zoom – A visiting industry specialist and what it does to morale
Last month, Drama students at The Stonehenge School were lucky enough to have a Zoom visit with ND Patron, actor Jessica Hynes.
National Drama are presenting at the ASPIRE: The Power of the Arts to Transform Learners’ Lives Conference
National Drama are thrilled to be presenting a session at the ASPIRE conference – An international, online festival of education to promote the power of the Arts to inspire, unite, cheer, challenge and heal.