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School Drama is a professional learning program that partners Primary School teachers with professional performing artists for 7 weeks, for one school term – inspiring a passion for reading, critical thinking, performance and oral literacy.

A partnership between Sydney Theatre Company, Murray Arts and HotHouse Theatre, School Drama has a dual focus. The primary focus is on the individual teacher’s professional learning. With this in mind, a Teaching Artist will model how to use process drama-based strategies with quality children’s literature to improve teaching and learning. The secondary focus is on improving student literacy and engagement.

Since 2015, 13 schools and 31 teachers in Albury-Wodonga have participated in the program, with excellent feedback and enthusiasm. While the cost for 1 teacher in Sydney to participate in the program is $1,500, the cost for teachers in our region is just $600 each (subsidised by $900 each).

Professional Development Workshop | 14 March 2019

All teachers are invited to attend a professional development workshop with John Nicholas Saunders (Sydney Theatre Company), 3:30pm-6:30pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 at The Studio, HotHouse Theatre. The workshop will include practical approaches to using drama to improve literacy in your classroom. The cost of $50 will be waived if you also sign up for the School Drama program. To register, email info@murrayarts.org.au or phone (02) 6021 5034.