Training

We offer:

1. CPD for Teachers
2. Workshops for teenagers and more experienced performers.

Please note our training and coaching programme for businesses and individuals is run by our sister company Business Improvers. You can find out more about this exciting programme by clicking here follow us on twitter here and book for first open workshop here

1. CPD for Teachers

Our training sessions offer teachers strategies and techniques to:

Increase pupil engagement
Manage behaviour
Promote ‘on task’ learning.

We will explore ways in which positive learning environments can be created across the curriculum.

Drawing on the fundamentals of theatre practice, our training is bespoke designed to support teachers to become more effective and creative at Upper Primary and Secondary level. Our starting point is a crucial awareness that how we perform as teachers and educators has a profound effect on the mind-set and performance of our students.

Our training strategies (based on devising techniques for writers, directors and actors), support and complement all aspects of curriculum planning. Through a series of games, exercises and dynamic interactions in a ‘safe’ and sensitive learning environment, you will be encouraged to explore ways in which your innate teaching expertise is strengthened, extended and consolidated.

Why train with us? Here’s why!


We run stand-alone sessions (full or half days) or the training can be undertaken over a school year thus enabling you to reinforce and deepen your understanding of the basic training programme.

Our training addresses and supports Teaching Standard Objectives

And there’s LOTS more….
Our training will enable you to more effectively:

1. Encourage pupils to engage with you in the learning process

2. Motivate pupils to work positively as co-learners and group members.

3. Inspire pupils to commit learning to memory

4. Support pupils in overcoming learning challenges

5. Enable pupils to reflect on the learning process and on how personal targets and objectives can be attained.

6. Foster in pupils a sense of enquiry and a renewed willingness to learn, thus furthering the development of ‘growth mindset’.

7. Promote in pupils the value of forming constructive relationships, thereby enabling them to discriminate and relate in positive ways.

8. Devise strategies for managing challenging behaviour.




Groups of up to 20 participants will require one facilitator. Bigger groups may require two, which affect the price. Training can take place in your school or we have access to reasonably priced venues. Half day workshops £250. Full day workshops £400. Travel included within a 50 mile radius of Bristol. Please email or phone Kim Lawrence, Education Manager on 07779 729644 to talk further

PS you might be interested to know….Our ideas about improvisation in the classroom are currently the focus of research by academics at Kings College, London. The study involves measuring the impact of using improvisation skills as a teaching tool on young people’s attainment. Our research partner at KCL is Viv Ellis, Professor of Educational Leadership and Teacher Development.

2. Workshops for Teenagers and more experienced Performers.

We run two specialist Theatre Workshops:

HOW TO SURPRISE YOURSELF
THE COMEDY OF TRAGEDY

1. How To Surprise Yourself (for teenagers) Duration – half day OR full day

This workshop is designed to encourage participants to feel safe without a script. The workshop will draw on Peepolykus’s approach to devising work through clowning and improvisation techniques. Theatre games and improvisation exercises will be used to encourage participants to be playful, to surprise themselves and to be surprisingly funny.

2. The Comedy of Tragedy (advanced workshop for drama students, usually 18 years+ but this isn’t exclusive) Duration – half day OR full day

This workshop will help participants discover how closely comedy and tragedy can sit in performance – when comedy can draw out the tragedy and tragedy can draw out the comedy in a scene. The workshop will encourage participants to play the truth of a situation but with a lightness of touch in their performance. We will also look at developing a relationship with the audience. This workshop is most suitable for participants with performance experience.

Groups of up to 20 participants will require one facilitator. Bigger groups may require two, which affect the price. Training can take place in your school or a venue you provide. Half day workshops £250. Full day workshops £400. Travel included within a 50 mile radius of Bristol.

Please email or phone Kim Lawrence, Education Manager on 07779 729644 to talk further.

Peepolykus has taught all over the world and has run workshops and projects with a number of groups and organisations including:
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Pegasus Youth Theatre, Oxford, Lyric Hammersmith
Rose Bruford College, Deaf Stories Group, Bristol, Firebird Theatre, Bristol
Circomedia, 72Point PR, City Lit, Circus Space, Desperate Men, Inspector Sands
Tmesis Theatre, Bristol University Drama Department, Swindon Youth Theatre
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Interaction, Liverpool Everyman, National Youth Music Theatre, British Council.

Contact

Education Programme & General Enquiries

Contact: Education Manager Kim Lawrence
Email: kim@peepolykus.co.uk
Tel: 0117 908 2423 / 07779 729 644

Business Improvers Training Programme

Contact: Mick Dickinson
Email: mick@bizimp.co.uk

Licensing & Touring

Contact: Producer Eleanor Lloyd
Email: eleanor@elproductions.co.uk
Website: www.elproductions.co.uk

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