My education work involves using dramatic activities to reinforce the National Curriculum and explore PSHE topics in schools.
I also work in community settings using theatre, storytelling and movement to explore diversity, creativity, and to build communication skills. I do this through delivering workshops, devising plays, or as a writer in the room helping participants craft a formal play structure out of their devised work.
As lead tutor for the Space’s Youth Theatre my ongoing role includes facilitating the sessions and directing end-of-term showcases. Our two groups of young people are their own theatre company called #KidsinCharge. Together we’ve created some ambitious performances including Wanderland : a promenade interpretation of Alice in Wonderland at the Roof Garden, an immersive Prohibition Murder Mystery, silent movies and a Christmas show inspired by an traditional African tale.
If you’d like to me to create a 10-week creative curriculum, or a one-off workshop on any educational topic, or to implement a specific theatre technique please get in touch.
I am also available to devise and deliver workshops to accompany your theatre production, perfect for meeting Arts Council engagement targets! View an example here.
My ethos is that the arts encourage children to communicate across a broad spectrum and achieve important milestones in their developmental process. Above all I believe that good teaching and learning is constantly occurring and take every moment working with non-professionals as a lesson in my own practice. I facilitate through love and passion, not only for my art form and participants but also for the idea of creative education itself.