Enhancing Primary School Curriculum through learning outside of the classroom

History was my favourite subject at school and this was because of my history teacher Mrs Norman. She was about sixty, as I remember, and passionate about the subject, inspiring us with her unconventional methods. We would crumble digestive biscuits around the playground, symbolising the deterioration of The British Empire and on another occasion, I recall sitting cross-legged under my desk to avoid the imaginary bombs that were dropping all around our classroom as we experienced the blitz!

Most of us remember that special teacher, class visitor or school trip that managed to breathe life into a subject, opening our eyes to an exciting, wider world beyond the school gates. Today, as workloads increase and budgets tighten, the opportunities for enhanced, active learning experiences diminishes. Yet they have never been more needed. It is estimated that currently, primary school children spend 70% of their school life sat at a desk. In addition, we face the growing challenge of competing for our children’s attention with electronic devices and social media. With this in mind, how do we ensure that children have the opportunity for active, shared learning in their formative years?

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom do not have a clearly defined boundary but it is widely agreed that they have a common goal. Such learning can provide a dramatic stimulus to help kick-start or reinforce topics being taught in the classroom. Whether on a school trip or in a school hall, they can encourage creativity, curiosity, social interaction and help to break down barriers. These opportunities make room for safe exploration, often through improvisation, and role play, allowing breakthroughs in learning. Above all, they are a lot of fun, creating memories that last a life time.


Creative Writing Superheroes

Creative Writing Superheroes

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....
Creative Writing Superheroes

Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

This workshop provides a festive Christmas experience for children with the added benefit of encouraging the development of their creative writing skills. ...
Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

Egyptian Workshops

Egyptian Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
With the help of the Goddess Isis, unravel the secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll and discover how a Pharaoh would journey to the afterlife. ...
Egyptian Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Meet Margery Horsman, a Maid of Honor in the royal household of King Henry VIII. Being in service throughout Henry’s reign, she is an expert in court etiquette and certainly has a tale or two to tell! ...
Tudor Workshops


History Workshops

History Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut brings on-site and online workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
History Workshops

Greek Workshops

Greek Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this history workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess of Zeus. who will take the children on a journey to experience life and work in ancient Greece. ...
Greek Workshops

Suffragettes Workshop

Suffragettes Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Have an actor visit your school to help bring your school topic to life. In this drama workshop, the Suffragette movement has been formed and the members are working tirelessly to secure equal rights and the vote for women. The Drama Hut offers o...
Suffragettes Workshop

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart


Maya Workshops

Maya Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut helps to bring topic to life with energetic, fast paced workshops, led by professional actors. Explore all about the Maya civilisation, including religious beliefs and even take part in a human sacrifice....if your teacher is willing! ...
Maya Workshops

Mary Seacole-Black History Month

Mary Seacole-Black History Month

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Travel back in time to the 1850’s with Mary Seacole herself, to both remember and explore her life and work. Using role play, improvisation and their imagination, the children will experience life through Mary's eyes. ...
Mary Seacole-Black History Month

The Dinosaur dynasty

The Dinosaur dynasty

Delve deep into the age of dinosaurs with our explorer who will take you on an exciting journey back in time to learn about these huge toothsome creatures that roamed the earth before the ice age. ...
The Dinosaur dynasty

Victorian Workshop

Victorian Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Travel back in time with the wife of Dr Thomas Barnardo and discover what it was like to live and work in Victorian Britain. Experience mudlarking in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition meeting Queen Victoria herself...
Victorian Workshop


Pirates on Parade

Pirates on Parade

Ahoy there me hearties! Join pirate Penny for a boat load of fun! Penny will put all her new recruits to work; you’ll be scrubbing the decks and firing the cannons. There is a bound to be plenty of treasure hunting and sea shanty singing along the ...
Pirates on Parade

Christmas Elf Workshop

Christmas Elf Workshop

With grottos in quarantine this year and visits to Santa on hold, we have secured help from some of his very special elves to bring a magical and festive workshop experience for children this Christmas, streamed live from Lapland! ...
Christmas Elf Workshop

Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

Join Bethany Bell our enthusiastic scientist, as she explores the Rainforests of South America. From the magnificent canopy of trees to the dark forest floor, home to fungi & insects, the children will be introduced to a magical world. ...
Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

WW1 Workshop

WW1 Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Meet Edith Johnson, Mother of 5 and travel with her to London 1914 and discover how the First World War would change ordinary lives, forever. ...
WW1 Workshop


Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....
Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

World Book Day

World Book Day

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. All we require prior to our visit is a clear space to work in and a member of staff to observe or join in the experience. ...
World Book Day

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school....
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
A Victorian Christmas


The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
The Great Fire of London

Alice through the looking Glass

Alice through the looking Glass

This workshop encourages children to take a look through the looking glass – – time spent in Wonderland, providing a fun space to gently explore complex themes of friendship, resilience and wellbeing. ...
Alice through the looking Glass

WW2 Workshops

WW2 Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
WW2 Workshops

The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building

The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building

This Drama Hut workshop is designed to help boost children’s confidence and make the most of their voice, whether its for a school assembly, reciting a poem or debating around the dinner table! ...
The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building


Florence Nightingale Workshop

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Travel back in time with the famous Lady with the Lamp and learn about her life during the Victorian times and in particular the impact she had on nursing and the sanitisation of our hospitals. ...
Florence Nightingale Workshop

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Travel back in time with our actor in role, the enthusiastic archaeologist Sally Spade, in order to explore this fascinating prehistoric period, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic. The Drama Hut offers on-site school w...
Stone Age Workshops

Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

At the Drama Hut, we believe that schools should have affordable access to drama in order to support learning. The Drama Hut was created in order to provide an on-site service that teachers could access, to help bring the curriculum to life. ...
Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!


Preparing for Panto!

Preparing for Panto!

With visits to the theatre to see your favourite pantomime on hold this year, let us take the children on a behind the scenes exploration of this very British tradition and agree on the top five things that makes a good show! ...
Preparing for Panto!

Roman Workshop

Roman Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this workshop, the children will be met by Queen Boudicca, leader of the Celts. With her guidance they will explore what life was like in the Roman army, including battle formations and look at the difference between the two tribes. ...
Roman Workshop

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

Viking Workshops

Viking Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut offers on-site school workshops, encouraging learning in a creative environment. With a wide range of topics to choose from, let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
Viking Workshops

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin

Having been lucky enough to work with schools for over 5 years, providing curriculum based drama workshops, the biggest reward is witnessing the children’s infectious energy and enthusiasm. Whether they are re-enacting the Great Fire of London, practicing Roman battle formations or dancing a Tudor Pavane, we leave with the knowledge that the children are returning to their desks with an excitement for and shared experience of, the topic they are studying.

Julia Doyle – The Drama Hut Ltd

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