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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.

  • To consolidate the previous session's work on showing an interest in others.
  • To explore how sharing is important for friendship.
  • To give children the opportunity to share in the session.
  • To explore selflessness as opposed to selfishness.
Materials and Preparation
  • Flipchart and pens. (For use in ‘I sit in the woods’ and ‘Fives’ and ‘Times when we don't want to share’.)
  • Small cakes in pairs. (One cake per child.) These paired cakes are quite easy to acquire. One leading small cake manufacturer does a range. If it's not possible to get hold of these, use wrapped biscuits. (For use in ‘Cakes’.)
  • If appropriate (depending on the level of hearing of the children) a CD or tape of ‘upbeat’ music and a CD or tape player. (For use in ‘Cakes’.)
Introductory Name Game
Remembering ...
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