Trinity Drama lunchtime chats

Posted by Kate Attard on 18 May 2020

Topic: Drama, online, remote delivery

Over the spring and summer of 2020 we ran a weekly lunchtime webinar chat where we heard how a range of different organisations have been adapting their drama teaching and learning during lockdown. Below is a roundup of the webinars we have delivered and how you can access the recordings.

Shelley Lowry School of Speech and Drama

We were joined by Shelley Lowry from Shelley Lowry School of Speech and Drama to discuss how she is continuing to deliver her classes online using Zoom.

Access the recording here

Goldolphin & Latymer

We were joined by Lindsay Tricker, Head of Speech and Drama at Trinity Champion Centre, Godolphin & Latymer School who discussed how she is continuing to deliver her classes online using Google Classroom.

Access the recording here

The Kingswood School

We spoke to Catherine Nash, Head of Drama at The Kingswood School in Bath, an independent co-educational all-through day and boarding school. Catherine is one of the founders of Open Drama and No Nonsense Drama, which was a Music and Drama Expo Awards finalist 2020. We chatted about how she has adapted her drama teaching in light of Covid-19, and some of her hints, tips and things to avoid.

Some useful links shared during the webinar:

Access the recording here

The Clarendon Academy

We spoke to Ali Warren, Head of Drama at The Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge, a co-educational 11-18 comprehensive academy. Ali is one of the founders of Open Drama and No Nonsense Drama, which was a Music and Drama Expo Awards finalist 2020. Ali is also the Trinity Drama Public Centre Representative for Bath. We chatted about how she has adapted her drama teaching in light of Covid-19, and share some of her hints, tips and things to avoid.

Some useful links shared during the webinar:

Access the recording here

The Dance School of Scotland

We were joined by Graham Dickie, Artistic Director of Musical Theatre at The Dance School of Scotland who talk about his approach to continuing to deliver remotely. Dance School of Scotland are a Trinity Champion Centre 2020-2021.

Some useful links shared during the webinar:

The Dance School of Scotland

National Theatre of Scotland

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Big Red Curtain Performing Arts

We were joined by Brenda Whitehead, Director & Principal from Trinity Champion Centre 2020-2021, Big Red Curtain Performing Arts in Leeds. Brenda discussed how they are continuing to support their students through their one on one sessions and group delivery.

Some useful links shared during the webinar:

Big Red Curtain Performing Arts

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National Student Drama Festival

Join James Phillips, Director of the National Student Drama Festival and Lizzie Melbourne, National Student Drama Festival Administrator as they explore how they adapted the annual, student-led drama festival into an online programme – in just two weeks! We will also talk about their Bigger Room project, an inspiring legacy of lockdown.

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Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

We talked to the head office team from Helen O'Grady Drama Academy about how they have adapted their curriculum for an online model. We will explore how they upskilled their teachers and principals, and how they are delivering group teaching synchronously online.

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Thursday 25th June - CHB Performing Arts

We were joined by Carol Harvey-Barnes, Director of CHB Performing Arts who are a Trinity Champion Centre 2020-2021. Carol shared how she has adapted her delivery during this time.

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The Waterfront Theatre School

Join us as we talk to the Head of Drama and Musical Theatre at The Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town, SA, Paul Griffiths, about how they adapted their wide-ranging curriculum and projects to an online model. Paul will discuss some of the steps taken by WTS during this time to ensure students continue to develop through the curriculum and some of the challenges involved.

Access the recording here