Drama Game | Stuck in the Mud for Outdoor Classroom Day

Drama Energizer Game | Stuck in the Mud for Outdoor Classroom Day


In celebration of Outdoor Classroom day, which is our favorite idea ever by the way, we’ve got a game for you to play out in the mud! Stuck in the Mud is a fun variation…

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A puppy wearing a green Irish hat. We hope he is the leprechaun in our drama game

Who’s the Leprechaun? | Drama Game for St Patrick’s Day


‘Who’s the Leprechaun?’ is a St. Patrick’s Day special drama game, adapted from Secret Leader. This game helps children develop their team work and group awareness skills, as well as observation and strategy. It’s a…

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Paper props at PYT. Notice the actors playing chairs.

Teacher Tip – Should You Use Props In a Youth Theatre Production?


When directing a new play with children, I always have a huge debate with myself about whether or not using props is a good idea. Let’s weigh up some pros and cons… Pro: it adds…

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Let Them Play - Devising and Directing

Teacher Tip – Why You Should Let Your Drama Class Simply Play


As a writer and director, sometimes it’s hard not to feel the pressure of having a clear vision for your show. I know that certainly at times in my career, I’ve crumbled under the idea…

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Dos and Don'ts When Choosing Your End of Term Performance

Teacher Tip – Dos and Don’ts When Choosing Your End of Term Performance


With September just around the corner, many of us are choosing our end of term performance. Often with younger children, the school show will not be directed by a dedicated drama teacher. As a youth…

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