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Creative Skills Manager Heather Armstrong spoke with Hazel Darwin-Clements, drama artist, theatre-maker and podcaster. They discuss how to use drama and imaginative play in your setting and giving children a space to be the expert in their lives.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page:

  • The podcast episode
  • Short videos of the ideas shared in the episode
  • A transcript of the episode
  • A downloadable Reflective Practice Worksheet
  • Wee Inspirations idea cards that tie into the ideas shared in the episode

VIDEOS

TRANSCRIPT

Download a full transcript of the episode.

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WORKSHEET

Each episode of the podcast has an accompanying Reflective Practice sheet to help you link creative ideas to policy and practice, by yourself or with your colleagues.

WEE INSPIRATIONS

Wee Inspirations are are ideas you can send to the families you work with, or use in your setting. If you want to access all the Wee Inspiration idea cards, head to the main Wee Inspirations webpage.

MINI WORLDS

MINI WORLDS

With a little imagination, cracks in pavements, plants or rocks become their own miniature worlds. Slow down, find an interesting spot, then ask some “I wonder…” questions: I wonder who could live there? I wonder what they need?
ADVENTURE WALKS

ADVENTURE WALKS

Go outside… on a mission! Is there someone who needs help? Or something you need to find? It can sparked by “clues” in your surroundings, based off of their favourite toys/stories, or whatever randomly pops into someone’s head.
YES! AND…

YES! AND…

This is a really simple drama game that gets you both out of the habit of saying “no” all the time. Try making a “Yes, and!” story together: whatever the other person suggests, no matter how silly, you say “YES” then add your own idea.
5 WAYS WITH… DRAMATIC TENSION

5 WAYS WITH… DRAMATIC TENSION

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on how to create dramatic tension.

If you enjoyed this episode (or the accompanying videos, Wee Inspirations and Reflective Practice worksheet) let us know what you think by filling out the form below. Every month you have another chance to win £50 worth of arts materials for your setting, so please ensure you are filling out the current survey – the month will be at the top of the survey.

To be eligible you need to be a part of the ELC workforce in Scotland
and have accessed at least one part of Creative Skills Online.