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?

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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-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

During this Drama Hut Workshop, enthusiastic writer 'Sally Spade', is keen to help you discover what makes a great story! Create characters, explore how a story is structured and with the help of a well-known fairy tale, let your imaginations ignite!...
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire' - Fairy tales

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic ocean, as she shares her passion for adventure! Discover other famous explorers in history and find out what it takes to make a great explorer! ...
Great Explorers-Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart

The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building

The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building

This Drama Hut Workshop aims to build confidence and help children to find their voice. Whether for a school assembly, reciting a poem or debating around a dinner table. Practice technique and learn coping strategies for when nerves kick in! ...
The Voice Workshop - Confidence Building

Stone Age Workshops

Stone Age Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut Workshop we meet 'Sally', our enthusiastic archaeologist! She leads the children as they travel back in time to explore The Stone Ages, discovering how it developed from the chaotic to the domestic, in a fun, interactive session...
Stone Age Workshops


Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we will lead the children on a fun exploration of ‘all things Shakespeare’, helping them to appreciate how exciting and accessible his work can be, through voice exercises, storytelling, text work and improvisation...
Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

History Workshops

History Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The Drama Hut specialise in bringing 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

Preparing for Panto!

Preparing for Panto!

During this Drama Hut Workshop, let us take the children on a behind the scenes exploration of this very British tradition! Dust off your jokes, crack open the dressing up box and join us for an opportunity to laugh, create and have some festive fun!...
Preparing for Panto!

Greek Workshops

Greek Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut workshop, the children will meet Athena, the feisty favourite Goddess and daughter of Zeus. Experience life in Ancient Greece, play 'Guess the God', act out the famous 'King Midas' Myth and even compete in an Olympic race!...
Greek Workshops


Mary Seacole-Black History Month

Mary Seacole-Black History Month

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut Workshop, travel back in time to the 1850’s with Mary Seacole herself and explore her extraordinary life and work. Through role play and improvisation we reimagine life through Marys eyes as a nurse during the Crimean War!...
Mary Seacole-Black History Month

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

During this Drama Hut workshop, our enthusiastic writer, 'Sally' shares her love of storytelling, using the 'Phizz-Whizzing' stories of Roald Dahl. Create the characters, bring them to life and explore what makes a 'Giganticus' story as inspiration! ...
Creative Writing-Engage and Inspire’–Roald Dahl

Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

During this Drama Hut Workshop we meet our enthusiastic scientist, as she explores the Rainforests of South America and how we can protect them! Discover the magnificent canopy of trees that filters the sun, to the dark forest floor, and much more. ...
Rainforests - Above and beyond the Canopy

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

This Drama Hut workshop offers a whistle stop tour of some exciting continents with enthusiastic explorer 'Sally Spade', as she shares her knowledge and love of Travel. Explore Continents adventurers discovered, paving the way for world travel today....
Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!


Roman Workshop

Roman Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Queen Boudicca', leader of the Celts. We explore what life was like in Roman Britain and help her try to defeat the Roman army using their discipline, battle formations and the differences between two tribes....
Roman Workshop

Victorian Workshop

Victorian Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut workshop, discover what it was like to live and work in the ever changing Victorian Britain. Experience 'Mudlarking' in the Thames, visit a workhouse and become part of The Great Exhibition, meeting Queen Victoria herself....
Victorian Workshop

Viking Workshops

Viking Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut Workshop we meet 'Astrid' The Viking and travel back in time to 793 AD. Together, the children will create images of Viking Britain, set sail in a Viking longboat, solve riddles and discover why the Vikings came to our shore!...
Viking Workshops

Christmas Elf Workshop

Christmas Elf Workshop

During this Drama Hut Workshop, meet 'Trixie the Elf' as she helps children discover the real meaning of Christmas! Join in with some traditional carols, games, role play, storytelling, improvisation and song, all delivered with plenty of sparkle!...
Christmas Elf Workshop


Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

This Drama Hut Workshop is aimed at inspiring young writers over the festive season. Let our professional actor, take the children on an adventure to explore the stories and characters created by one of the world’s favourite children’s authors!...
Roald Dahl- 12 days of Christmas

Egyptian Workshops

Egyptian Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
This Drama Hut workshop will take you on a journey back to the the 3rd millennium BC to unravel secrets hidden in an ancient Egyptian scroll. Goddess Isis will help the children take steps to ensure our Pharaoh passes through to the after life....
Egyptian Workshops

WW1 Workshop

WW1 Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
This Drama Hut workshop takes us back to 1914 where we meet mother of 5, Edith Johnson, as she leads us through WWI and how it changed ordinary lives, forever. Explore changes in recruitment, recreate the trenches, learn an iconic song and much more!...
WW1 Workshop

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut workshop the children will meet Thomas Farriner, the King’s baker, who survived the Great Fire. Uncover what happened during those four fateful days whilst debating with Samuel Pepys, how the fire changed London forever!...
The Great Fire of London


Platinum Jubilee Workshop

Platinum Jubilee Workshop

During this Drama hut workshop, meet Sally Spade, a Royal enthusiast who is getting ready to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th Jubilee whilst reflecting upon her iconic reign! ...
Platinum Jubilee Workshop

Pirates on Parade

Pirates on Parade

During this Drama Hut Workshop, you will join Pirate Penny for a boat load of fun! Penny will put her new recruits to work! You’ll be scrubbing the decks, firing the cannons, hunting for treasure and lots of sea shanty singing along the way too!...
Pirates on Parade

Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we travel with Rosa Parks back to the 1950’s and explore how within America’s ‘Golden Age’, the injustices of prejudice, segregation and racism flourished, along with the growth of ‘The Civil Rights Movement....
Rosa Parks-A Time for Change

The Dinosaur dynasty

The Dinosaur dynasty

During this Drama Hut Workshop, our explorer 'Sally' will take you on an exciting journey back in time to delve deep into the age of Dinosaurs! Find out ferocious facts and through drama, games and storytelling, you are sure to have a Tricera-toptime...
The Dinosaur dynasty


Maya Workshops

Maya Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut workshop we meet 'Sally Spade', a history and archeologist enthusiast, who has been asked to write an article about The Maya Civilisation. Help her to uncover who they were, how they lived and explore what their beliefs were....
Maya Workshops

WW2 Workshops

WW2 Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
This Drama Hut workshop takes you back to 1944 to meet ‘Polly’, following the D Day Landings. Experience what it might have been like to be an evacuee during World War II. Pack your suitcase and get ready to leave your hometown for the country! ...
WW2 Workshops

World Book Day

World Book Day

During this Drama Hut workshop, enthusiastic writer, 'Sally' shares her love of storytelling, using the 'Phizz-Whizzing' stories of Roald Dahl. Create the characters, bring them to life and explore what makes a 'Giganticus' story for world book day! ...
World Book Day

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Florence Nightingale Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
This Drama Hut Workshop takes us back to the Crimean war in 1853, where we meet The Lady with the Lamp, Florence Nightingale. Explore what it was like to live during Victorian times and discover the impact she had, helping to create safer hospitals! ...
Florence Nightingale Workshop


Tudor Workshops

Tudor Workshops

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
This Drama Hut workshop takes us back to the 1500's where we meet Margery, a Maid of Honour in the Royal Household of King Henry VIII. As an expert in court etiquette, she teaches us a traditional 'Pavane' and she certainly has a tale or two to tell!...
Tudor Workshops

A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet 'Flora', a Victorian carol singer! She is eager to share her tales and experiences of the infamous 'Ebenezer Scrooge'! Using improvisation, song games and role play, explore what a Victorian Christmas was like!...
A Victorian Christmas

Alice through the looking Glass

Alice through the looking Glass

During this Drama Hut workshop, we meet the ever so curious 'Alice' as she explores how sometimes, things, just don't make sense! As a team, we gently explore complex themes of friendship, resilience and wellbeing, in a fun and creative way. ...
Alice through the looking Glass

Creative Writing Superheroes

Creative Writing Superheroes

This Drama Hut Workshop takes children on a journey of discovery into the world of storytelling. We meet our enthusiastic writer, 'Sally', as she shares her love of stories and graphic novels. How do they work? What’s involved? Can anyone create on...
Creative Writing Superheroes


Elizabethans

Elizabethans

During this Drama Hut workshop, meet 'Margaret Russell', a Maid of Honour in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Begin to explore this phenomenal Queen’s reign and the legacy of the Golden Age of Exploration through improvisation, role play and dance. ...
Elizabethans

Suffragettes Workshop

Suffragettes Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this Drama Hut Workshop, we meet Sylvia, (the daughter of WSPU founder Emmeline Pankhurst) as she leads the children to explore the Suffragette movement, how it was formed and the gruelling fight to secure equal rights and the vote for women! ...
Suffragettes Workshop

"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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