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Drama Activities – Our Support

Demo:Dram’s highly skilled practitioners and academics deliver drama activities and services in 800 schools across the West Midlands, UK and Internationally. We offer a menu of drama activities and services for primary and secondary schools, providing support for teachers and school staff.

Demo:Dram offers a flexible menu of drama activities and services, tailored to meet schools’ needs. The typical model is based on a Drama specialist or more Demo:Dram personnel delivering a range of services in a school.

We offer over 30 years’ experience providing a sustainable, integrated service at the heart of the school community. Our commitment to thorough research and evaluation means we fine-tune our model to meet pupils’ needs.

We work with teachers, children and young people in primary and secondary schools and offer them support to deliver and experience a creative 21st Century skills’ curriculum which has a positive impact on the whole school, and helps teachers focus on teaching.

Demo:Dram’s work in secondary schools helps teachers engage with curricular practices that make teaching and learning a meaningful and creative experience whilst children and young people develop civic engagement and citizenship skills in democratic classrooms which offer them opportunities to achieve their full potential and deal positively with the difficulties they face. We provide both universal and targeted services for teachers in schools, alongside support for children and young people and consultation and advice for school staff.

Demo:Dram UK Project Leaders

Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises?
For more information please use the contact form below and we’ll be in contact with you.

Dr Eleni Kanira - Project lead

Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies / Childhood courses Research Co-ordinator / Birmingham City University

BEd./PGCE in Early Childhood Education
MA (Drama Education) & PhD (Education)
PGDip. In Psychoanalytic Infant Observation
FHEA

Christopher Bolton - Drama lead

Senior Lecturer in Drama Education / Subject Route Leader PGCE Secondary Drama / Research Co-ordinator Secondary & PCET / Birmingham City University

BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies with English Literature
MA Performance Analysis
PGCE Secondary Drama
PGCert
FHEA

“Being involved in an advisory capacity for the Democracy through Drama initiative was really interesting and useful to my PhD, publication and practice where I am researching identity and positioning through drama. It is wonderful to witness the inclusive drama pedagogy that is being applied in practice with a wide range of colleagues, including teachers of other subjects as well as drama practitioners and students. The work of the Demo:Dram team in the positioning of their participants empowered and engaged us, and we were able to identify features we could draw on in our particular subject areas. We were able to bring in our own expertise, and find new ways we could provide spaces for reflection on democracy for the young people we work with.”

Iona Towler Evans

National Trainer for Mantle of the Expert Drama system

"As a Drama teacher, finding new and innovative ways to improve my pedagogy practice is invaluable. Being involved in the Demo:Dram project proved very helpful and insightful - so much so that I have incorporated elements of the pedagogical strategies into my own Drama lessons and practice with much success. These strategies allow my pupils to explore many subject areas across the curriculum in an exciting and unique way, even when dealing with difficult topics and new perspectives. Not only are these strategies exciting, they are also accessible for a wide range of teachers to use."

Jordana Wilson

Drama Teacher, Smiths Wood Academy, Birmingham

Contact us

Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises? For more information please use the contact form and we’ll be in contact with you.

BCU, City South Campus
Westbourne Road
Birmingham B15 3TN  UK

+44 (0)121 331 5000

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