Recovery Curriculum CPD Twilight: Relationships (drama focus) - 5 October 2020

Supporting teachers to reset with a creative recovery curriculum, this FREE online CPD explores using drama to re-establish relationships

Recovery Curriculum CPD sessions

This series of free CPD sessions have a Recovery Curriculum focus and will support you to use the creative arts to address the consequences of the pandemic on your students’ lives and learning. Based on the work of Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health at Oxford Brookes, the sessions will focus on each of the five levers from the proposed curriculum: relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space.

Delivered by the artists and creative practitioners who have developed activities for our new Recovery Curriculum Resource, each session will:

  • Offer guidance on putting the Recovery Curriculum principles into practice
  • Enable you to discuss with the artist and other educators how to adapt the activities to suit your Key Stage and cohort, make them more guided, or more student-led
  • Explore the ways the arts can support students’ wellbeing and readjustment to school life
  • Provide an opportunity to network and share advice with colleagues

This session will focus on Lever 1 - Relationships

Join creative practitioner Hannah Joyce for an opportunity to discuss and share ideas of how to support pupils in developing their social and emotional skills with each other through the use of creative activities.

In this session, you will have the opportunity to explore two rainbow-themed drama activities that will help pupils develop and extend their emotional vocabulary. You will discuss how to use the playfulness of drama to foster connections and reignite friendships between children.

By the end of the session you will have an understanding of how to deliver drama activities to your children and young people with the following aims:

- To develop and extend emotional vocabulary

- To understand the importance of kindness and empathy

- To work together collaboratively using drama

- To play, create and share ideas to support re-connection

The activities explored in this CPD are suitable for KS2 and KS3, however the session will also provide tips in how to adapt them further and we encourage teachers who work with all age ranges to attend.

The activities can be found in our free online Reset resource, under Lever 1.


These free CPD sessions are delivered as part of Reset – our programme of support in response to the pandemic. For more information on the full programme go to

Event Details




05 October 2020


4:30PM 6:00PM



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