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These sessions are tailored to each year group and can be focused on a particular theme of your choice. Get in touch to find out more.

Talking Matters develops a ray of skills that are important whenever we speak. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and taught how to improve the use of their own unique voices.

 

Activities explore ways to resolve conflict and develop the communicative skills needed to help make friendships and relationships more sustainable and enjoyable. Voice and speaking skills are developed through breathing exercises, monologues, hotseating, and discussions around matters that arise in imaginary or real-life situations.

Acting It Out topic selection includes:

identity, character, families, friends, friendships, bullying, and much more.     

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Finding Your Voice:
Talking Matters

Structure of the Day
  • We work with students in a drama studio or school hall.

  • Sessions are 50 - 90 minutes for KS3.

  • We can work with up to five KS3 classes.

  • To work with fewer classes, we can visit for just an afternoon or morning session.

  • To work with more than six classes we can visit across multiple days.

  • We will send you a suggested timetable when you enquire, and we can work with you to create a timetable that works for your school day.

Workshop Content
  • Exploration of popular books, traditional tales and fairytales first-hand, by embodying the characters and reimagining the story's world.

  • Use drama exercises and activities to imagine and explore the characters, context and topics from new angles.

  • Recount stories and explore characterisations - movement and emotions and intentions.

  • Experience the story with the facilitator in-role as one of the characters and recreate parts of the story.

  • Discuss and debate the decisions of the characters.

Learning Objectives
  • To think critically about the story by experiencing it first-hand.

  • To expand vocabulary and develop a stronger command of spoken English.

  • To develop creative ownership and the imagination by working alongside a drama specialist and education mentor.

  • To explore different ways of communicating, both verbally and physically.

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