The ultimate guide to utilising drama programmes to help prevent bullying in schools
Work alongside the industry experts at Premier Performing Arts, to deliver safe and well thought out drama workshops, which tackle anti-bullying issues head on.
Drama is used as a method to highlight and explore bullying issues, giving pupils and teachers the opportunity to learn anti-bullying tactics, start meaningful discussions and develop greater empathy; all powerful approaches for combating bullying in schools.
Premier Performing Arts offer a wide range of drama workshops, suitable for different ages, each with a different anti-bullying focus that can be adapted to suit the needs of your school and your indivudual behaviour and anti-bullying policy.
About the author - Rebecca Evers
My love of Drama started at school where I took GCSE Drama and performed in numerous school plays. I followed this with A-level Drama and then a Drama degree at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
I come from a family of teachers, so the idea of working with young people has always been an interest of mine. With friends at University I ran a week long drama workshop for school aged children during half term, and loved the buzz of creating unique pieces of performance with young people.
After graduating from University I worked for a couple of Theatre companies in both Bristol and London as a drama practitioner in Primary schools. I worked with all years from Reception to year 6 covering topics from Space to the Victorians.
After working with these theatre companies for a couple of years I wanted to continue with my Drama education, and completed a PGCE in Drama at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
I then worked for 5 years at a large, demanding Secondary School in Surrey. Here, as well as teaching Drama up to A-level and English at KS3, I took on responsibilities as Deputy Head of House and as a GTP teacher training mentor. Whilst teaching at this school I attended numerous training sessions, including behaviour management, safeguarding & child protection and assessing pupil progress. Along with colleagues we directed and organised annual school plays and musicals.
After a successful time at this school my husband and I decided to take a year off and we went travelling around the world. This continued to spark my enthusiasm for working with young people and my love of the arts and creative writing. After returning from travelling I completed a Creative Writing course.
I then started a job at one of the countries ten Bridge Organisations, at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and worked as their administrator for over a year. Whilst there I was involved in designing and planning numerous events for teachers; including CPD training, where I worked alongside teachers, arts organisations and freelance practitioners.
I completed training to become a Discover & Explore Arts Award Advisor, and worked with colleagues during the annual Norfolk & Norwich Festival to run ‘Discover in a Day’.
After leaving to go on maternity leave I decided not to return so I could stay at home and look after my daughter. As well as working with Premier Education, I also work with schools as an independent Usborne Book organiser, running book sponsored events so schools can receive free books and promote literacy amongst the students.