click here for the latest educational news

Everything Education's Homepage SchoolQuote - The quotation request service for schools SchoolPosts - No-risk vacancy advertising for schools Supplier Finder - A directory of suppliers into the education sector The Exchange - Ask questions to other schools and suppliers in our forums Blackboards - Where schools can claim  equipment and work experience placements offered by businesses, and swap items with other schools. The School Register - Our comprehensive index of UK schools
Join our mailing list Join our Mailing List All about Everything Education About Us Calendar of Events Calendar of Events View Calendar for this month.
Forum List
Learn more about the Forums
Ask a Question
The Exchange - Question From a School

The Exchange > Burning Issues > Our Day Out GCSE Drama!

The following question was posted by A State Secondary in West Midlands on 13 January 2004:

Our Day Out GCSE Drama!

I am looking for some inspiration, tips and ideas for teaching GCSE Drama to a low ability class who lack interest and enthusiasm. Our GCSE focus is on Our Day Out by Willy Russell. Thanks.

Answers Received So Far...


Re: Our Day Out GCSE Drama!

Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of Our Day Out. However we do have a drama based on twentieth century history, which covers World Wars 1 & 2. The teachers resource is ideal for extension work, paired work, oral activities, research tasks. The play itself is based on Mary who is celebrating her 100th birthday in hospital. Though not at all well Mary unfolds her entire life of ups and downs to her nurse. The excellently written playscript is an ideal resource for cross-curricular work, English, Drama, Music, Geography, History, PSHE and Citizenship. Music is also in the teachers' resource. Also available are A4 Romancing Mary pupil booklets that contains the entire manuscript and ideal for rehearsals or when doing the associated tasks in lessons.

The author of the book is Head of English at a High School, and has been teaching English for 30 years. In 1998 he became one of the first Advanced Skills Teachers in the North West.

Susan Broadley Susan Broadley,  Educational Printing Services Limited

Know Any Better?

If you can add your expertise and knowledge to this subject please login using your SchoolQuote login and password.

Not yet registered? Click here for more details

Members: login here