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UKLA Viewpoints: Drama

UKLA believes that drama is both a creative activity in its own right and a vehicle for learning.

  • imaginative play and drama are critical in early language and literacy development, however, standardised measures, particularly in the early years, threaten the place of drama in the curriculum
  • drama is a powerful motivator of creative learning however, creativity is often neglected in the primary curriculum because of high stakes learning
  • for children fully to benefit from drama approaches, teachers need to plan carefully but develop learning spontaneously.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint on drama to the right of this page.