Using Drama against Bullying (KS2)


Drama can be used to enable whole classes to safely explore and consider anti-social and oppressive behaviours, such as bullying, in a safely distanced way. This course will explain how teachers can set up drama protocols and then use drama strategies (and some Forum Theatre), to enable children to actively explore together, the thoughts, feelings and possible actions of bullies, bystanders and victims, in ways that can lead towards positive outcomes. A drama lesson will be presented ‘step by step’, based on a poem about bullying, which can have alternative endings.


• Learn how to negotiate a ‘Drama Contract’;
• Learn some basic techniques, used in Forum Theatre;
• Explore a lesson ‘step by step’, in which drama strategies are used to support inter-thinking towards action and positive outcomes;


• 2 ‘anti-bullying’ drama lessons;
• A copy of 2 poems;
• Drama Strategies booklet;
• The Drama Contract;
• The Powerpoint (as a PDF)


Twilights (up to 2 hours, on site or online): £225
Half day (up to 3 hours): £325
Full day (up to 6 hours): £625

Costs are based on one school OR up to 30 attendees.


  • Above 30 attendees, add £10 per additional person
  • Travel @45p a mile, (capped at £175)
  • Overnight budget hotel accommodation, (if required)


• demonstration lessons with your classes,
• planning and teaching lessons in partnership with your teachers
• drama lesson observations and feedback,
• drama subject leader support and curriculum development planning
• whole school drama audits, review and development advice and support

To book a course and/or to arrange bespoke advice and support, email

National Drama is hosting an online version of this course. To book places, click here