Using ‘Drama for Learning’ strategies with Picture Books


This course will explain how to actively explore picture books with a whole class, using drama strategies. The strategies can help to focus children’s attention on both the text and images, and highlight the interplay between them. With direct reference to one or two high quality picture books (depending on the session time available), teachers will learn ‘step by step’ how to help children to enter the story together and actively and thoughtfully engage with the characters, situations, settings, events, key moments and themes. Ways in which additional images and text can be created through the use of strategies will also be explained and exemplified.


• A Drama Contract
• A Drama Strategies booklet
• A copy of the Powerpoint (as a PDF)
• 2 KS1 lesson plans
• 2 KS2 lesson plans
• A published article


Twilights (up to 2 hours, on site or online): £225
Half day (up to 3 hours): £350
Full day (up to 6 hours): £650

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

“It was a great session. I will now use drama techniques with language and humanities.”