what is grow and what do we do

Stretching education and training with creativity and drama

GROW offers a wide range of dynamic and creative INSET, drama workshops, courses, training packages and events that bring the benefits and skills of drama, theatre and film practice into education and training.

Our inspirational INSET and training programmes range from structured courses and drama workshops, to tailor-made projects to suit all needs, whether for schools, colleges, community projects or teacher conferences. We also provide creative training programmes for corporate businesses, Film and TV companies, and other educational and training establishments and organisations.

PLAYHOUSE

(Primary and Secondary: Creative INSET Courses for teachers and assistants)

  • INSET - A Creative Curriculum using drama
  • INSET - Developing Key Life skills (MUSCLE) for teachers and students
  • INSET - Engaging challenging students with drama practice
  • INSET - Creating, directing and producing a school play or assembly presentation using drama
  • INSET - Learning Festivals - Devising and creating a piece of theatre based on part of the curriculum and staging or filming it.

STUDIO

(Secondary and FE: Workshops and courses for Drama GSCE and A LEVEL)

  • INSET and masterclasses for teachers and students using professional drama practice.

ARENA

(Primary and Secondary)

  • WORKSHOPS - Cross curriculum, PSHE and Key Life skills sessions for students using creativity and drama practice (Lesson and PPA time).

OPEN SPACE

(Schools, Colleges, Arts and Educational organisations and businesses)

  • Site specific / tailor-made projects, events and training courses using drama and Film.

THE GREENROOM

(Teacher training colleges and schools)

  • INSET - Teacher training courses - using the skills of drama practitioners to engage your classroom.

If in doubt to whether GROW can suit your needs call us on 020 8450 5741 or email admin@growlondon.co.uk

We hope to be working with you soon!

Carolina Giammetta Cordes
DIRECTOR OF GROW

Carolina led drama workshops for hundreds of teachers over a period of four years for the DfES funded national Primary Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators’ Course within Excellence in Cities. Without fail, her drama workshops were successful in engaging the participants, and gales of laughter invariably erupted from the room. However, they were not just fun – the teachers were learning how to apply the activities within their classrooms and schools. The evaluations showed that 89% strongly agreed and 9% agreed that her workshop was interactive and engaging. This positive feedback was particularly striking because Carolina’s session followed an intense and stressful morning for the teachers, during which they each gave an assessed presentation. Her drama workshops were always exceptionally well received and also of lasting value!”
Helen Wilson (Course leader) Senior Lecturer, OXFORD BROOKS UNIVERSITY The arts do not own creativity but it is the gateway to creativity in schools and heads the way in showing how it can happen - Jonothan Neelands, Professor of Drama, Theatre Warwick University