Working through drama

Primary History article

By John Fines, published 30th March 2008

Drama - into the unknown

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

Drama puts the fear of God into some teachers. Some, jolly sensible souls, just don't feel dramatic, fear wearing feathered hats and using funny voices; others know, deep in their hearts, that plays always lead to trouble, sword fights getting out of hand, etc; others wonder whether it isn't all just ‘playing about', wasting time that should be spent on proper work; others still consider that the past is no place for the imagination, you can't go ‘making up' history...

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