CPD for Secondary Teachers

That’s Not My Subject - Using drama across the curriculum

This 4hr session is about inspiring secondary school teachers who do not teach drama to learn about drama exercises and techniques that can be easily transferred into their own subject areas. ‘Hot seating’ in History, ‘improvisation’ in Geography and ’tableaux’ in History to name but a few. 

The session incorporates games, exercises , delivery tips and a passion to energise, focus and bring your class  together. With this knowledge teachers will design a lesson in their chosen subject that uses the toolbox techniques and receive handy tips from highly skilled and experienced staff. Be inspired, refreshed, ask questions and create. Handout provided.

Cost: Negotiable depending on requirements

Maximum participants: 20

The Production Toolbox

This 4hr session passes onto teachers a school of tried and tested over 35  years, methods, techniques and rehearsal templates to follow when working towards a theatre production.

From choosing a play, identifying your production team, auditioning, rehearsal structures  and performance scheduling, considering staging, set, costume, use of music, the participants will have plenty of opportunity to learn ways to manage the stress and success of the School Production. Handout provided.

Cost: Negotiable depending on requirements.

Maximum participants: 20


The Technical Toolbox

This fully practical session will allow teachers to work alongside a professional technical stage manager and theatre director to learn the basics in technical stage management. Giving the opportunity to learn skills in design and operating lights that could be transferred  to the School Production.

The session will use portable lights and board in your school considering the basics of how to rig, focus, use colour and create effects to enhance tension, mood and atmosphere.  In addition the workshop will highlight the important role of stage management throughout rehearsal and the production period. A handout will be provided. Please note: If using own technical equipment there will be additional costs to cover a preparatory meeting and technical prep session in the school.

Cost: Negotiable depending on requirements

Maximum participants: 20


Excellent event, very well delivered by the tutor. Really enjoyed the day. Teacher, An Lanntair, Stornoway

To enquire or book a Curriculum for Excellence workshop please call 0141 552 3988 or email info@scottishyouththeatre.org.

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