In a word… goodbye – Rhinegold Publishing

In a word… goodbye


A single word can convey so much. In just one word, people can express love or hate and fill others with hope or despair, doubt or anger, light or darkness with every shade of meaning in between.

This scheme of work, using the theme of ‘Goodbye’, aims to provide in seven lessons opportunities for collaborative story-making, role-play and characterisation and explores the need to think before we speak. It naturally links with English, personal development, current affairs and confidence-building activities.

Learning objectives

By the end of this scheme students will:

  • Have worked collaboratively to create drama from different stimuli
  • Have explored different emotional responses to goodbyes
  • Have used some drama techniques and role-plays
  • Have used group discussion to evaluate their own and each other’s work.