Training / Event Details


Playing and Pretending for EYFS and KS1 - 12th February 2019 (9.30am - 3.30pm)

Playing and Pretending for EYFS and KS1 - 12th February 2019 (9.30am - 3.30pm)


“Let your children’s lessons take the form of play” – Plato

This course will encourage and enable teachers of young children to plan, facilitate and support opportunities for learning through playing and pretending.



Session One Playing, Thinking, Talking
Session Two Deep Play: Tasks and Challenges
Session Three Role-Play and Pretending
Session Four Techniques and Resources


…is a drama in education specialist with twenty five years’ experience of providing learners with positive drama experiences and teachers with practical ideas to use.

Peter currently works in partnership with primary schools on using drama to enrich learning and develop creativity. His work includes The Writing Game project as well as DEAL (Drama, Engagement, Active Learning) which focuses on improving learners’ engagement across the curriculum. Peter also works with North West Drama Services as director of the Stockport Children’s Shakespeare Festival.



1. To deepen understanding of the importance of play as a learning pedagogy
2. To equip teachers with a repertoire of techniques and structures that can be used to engage and stimulate young learners
3. To demonstrate how-well managed play and pretending can develop confidence, social skills, negotiation and collaborative learning

Booking Information

To book a place please contact Hadrian School on 0191 273 4440 or email (discounts can be given for multiple bookings)


Teachers of Early Years and KS1 as well as Leaders who are seeking to develop the power of play in their learning environments.

12 Feb 2019 09:30 - 15:30

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Date and Time

12 Feb 2019 09:30 - 15:30


Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne


Peter Kennedy