Education And Outreach

Educators of all kinds, keen to find new ways of working with language, encouraging creativity and developing literacy, often ask us how they can apply our work to their classrooms. In September 2012 we produced a resource to help teachers do just that –
a pack of lesson plans called Playwriting the Scene & Heard Way.

These lesson plans can be used as part of Literacy, Creative Writing and Drama. Aimed at Key Stage Two in particular, they could be adapted to be accessible to Key Stage One if required, for example, by reducing the individual exercises and focusing more on the group activities.

The structure and format was developed through a range of consultations with primary school teachers and head teachers, Scene & Heard staff and our volunteer theatre professionals – actors, writers and directors. Staff we consulted felt that this pack is a perfect fit with the drive to improve written English.

“Great resource – I’m developing a drama workshop for KS2 (never done this before) and some great techniques and ideas for helping students begin to write their own plays. Thank you.”

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Playwriting the Scene & Heard Way 

We hope you enjoy the pack.
If you would like to give feedback on any aspect of it, please email