• Summary
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Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.

Turning Negatives into Positives
Turning negatives into positives
  • To begin to turn ‘negative self-talk’ into ‘positive self-talk’.
  • To promote the skill of ‘positive self-talk’.
  • To explore the effect that ‘positive self-talk’ has on our mood and on our bodies.
  • To further encourage the children to help each other feel positive by expressing each other's strengths.
Materials and Preparation
  • Flipchart sheet from Session 2 listing stages of Jake's day (for ‘My Favourite Part of the School Day’).
  • ‘Role on the wall’ sheet from Session 1 (for ‘Role on the wall revisited’).
  • Flipchart sheets and pens (for ‘Role on the Wall revisited’).
  • Camera (optional) (for use with ‘Self-talk statues’).
  • Two large baked bean or coffee tins (for ‘Pass the Cans’).
Introductory Name Game
‘My Favourite Part of the School Day’

Have the children sit round in a circle. Refer them ...

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