This scheme of work focuses on plays that explore the theme of childhood. It focuses on Blue Remembered Hills, Blood Brothers, Gum and Goo and Swallows and Amazons, looking at how children are portrayed in different scripts and scenarios.
The scheme uses on and off-text work involving a variety of skills and ideas for devised and scripted work. This scheme can be used as an introduction to scripted work or a starting point for students’ own devised work.
The work has been divided into sessions based on each script, but with no strict timings. Some work may take half a lesson, other activities may form the basis of a week’s worth of exploration.
Number of lessons: 4