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Language Alive

The Play House theatre in education company was established almost 30 years ago.  They provide our children with the opportunity to take part in drama activities based around a story.  Our children thoroughly enjoy these half day sessions as they bring a story to life and provide children with the opportunity to express themselves.

Dates for 2017-2018:

Year 6:         25th/26th September

Year 5:         8th/9th November

Year 4:         22nd/24th May

Year 3:         7th November

Year 2:         7th/8th February

Year 1:         16th/17th May

Reception:   9th/13th February

Nursery:      15th May

Down In The Dumps
Our Year 3 and Year 4 children were chosen to take part in a new project that aims to raise awareness of 'mental health issues' and work towards reducing the stigma associated, through literacy and drama.


By The Riverside - Reception


The Suitcase In The Wardrobe
Based in the 1950s and 1960s, the story follows the experience of a young person newly arrived in Birmingham. It looks at the challenges that they faced, their achievements and sacrifices.  By writing a diary in role, the children explore the significance of migrants in the history and future of Birmingham and reflect on what it takes to belong to a city and make it your home.

No Kidding
No kidding is designed to improve the quality of the children's relationships with each other, exploring friendship, co-operation and bullying. Billy and Bally are the main characters. In the best traditions of clowning, they struggle to maintain their friendship at work and play. When Billy downs tools, the children take the lead in resolving the conflict by writing a card to say sorry.


Careless Talk
Scarlett is a young member of a fictional minority community, who are being persecuted by a rival group. When her best friend is attacked, she becomes confused and upset. As she wonders what she can do to help her community, she meets someone who persuades her to consider a violent response. The children are guided through a process where they create a campaign to challenge extremist ideas and promote social responsibility, tolerance and respect.