All About Play is a Creative Drama Training programme designed by Young at Art to assist pre-school and primary teachers in the classroom.

“Some excellent ideas to incorporate into teaching and learning.” Teacher 2017

The training is divided into two strands - All About Playing for Nursery/Pre-school School educators and All About Plays for Primary School educators.

In a relaxed fun environment, it empowers participants through active learning and participatory drama experiences. Professional facilitators build on participants’ existing skills base and show how to incorporate creative approaches to the use of Drama in the classroom and linking drama activities to the Pre-school and Primary curricula. 

All the exercises and games are linked to the NI curriculum, and the course is accompanied by a printed booklet, video resource and a prop box of drama equipment. All About Play training will also be available in Irish in 2018.

“Everyone working with children should take part.” Early years professional 2017

How to Book

All About Playing - Pre-school training (covers pre-school aged children to P2)

Young at Art offer individual schools & organisations All About Playing as a 1/2 day training session or as a full day session in conjunction with All About Plays. 

All About Plays - Primary Training (covers P2/3 aged children through to P7)

Young at Art offer All About Plays as a 1/2 day training session or as a full day session in conjunction with All About Playing.

The training can be held in your school or we can work with a number of schools, principal clusters or hubs. Participants on the training will receive a certificate of attendance, a prop box with drama equipment and accompanying resources*. 

Educators also have the option to access the training individually through our full day session in January each year. More details to be released in October. For further details and how to book the training please contact us at education@youngatart.co.uk

*This resource is supported by Arts & Business, Belfast Harbour and the Enkalon Foundation.

“I will encourage other members of staff to come to this workshop (brilliant). Highly recommended.” Teacher 2017

“Fantastic way to spend a Saturday, I was nervous as I didn’t know what to expect- but thoroughly enjoyed the day and would love to find out more.” Teacher, Moneyrea Primary School