I have a question: Are primary teachers being trained in drama techniques any more?
When I did my PGCE back in 1995 we had a compulsory unit on the uses of drama to teach across the curriculum. Three years ago, Mud Pie Arts delivered six hours of training to Year 1, 2 and 3 primary undergraduates at York St. John. Our unit was an optional module. I often wonder if teachers realise the power of drama to motivate children in all manner of subjects: from understanding why Victorian families sent their children to work, to debating the need for rural housing, to