Eco Drama produce Classroom Activity Packs for every production and workshop. These packs are designed to enable teachers and pupils to explore the themes of the show or workshop both prior to the visit and afterwards in order to deepen learning and engagement. We also produce Resource Packs for our projects, available in hard copy at our CPD events and by post.
During our current creative outdoor learning project Out to Play, Eco Drama has created 3 resource packs for educators to develop imaginative approaches to outdoor learning, specifically drawing on the tools of drama, storytelling and creative play. Although written for teachers and early years practitioners, these resource packs will be an invaluable tool for anyone working with children and young people in places such as nature clubs, camps, after school clubs, drama groups, youth groups or other creative learning settings.
Latest Resource – Early Years Out to Play Resource Pack
In autumn 2020 we will be launching our latest and final resource pack of our current 4 year project, the Early Years Out to Play Resource Pack. The pack launch will take place during a special Early Years Out to Play CPD event, held at Westercraigs Nursery in Glasgow, delivered by Drama Artist Sarah Rankin. This event is entirely free of charge for early years practitioners across Glasgow and Scotland to attend, and all attendees will receive a hard copy of the newly launched pack. Due to Covid-19, this CPD event has been postponed from May 2020, and a new date will be posted once available. To register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our resource packs are currently available to purchase as a quality, ring-bound hard copy booklet. To obtain a copy of one or all 3 packs, or multiple copies for your school or organisation, please contact us and we will arrange postage. We are happy to post overseas, so just get in touch and we can check the postal amount. It’s usually not too high, and to date we have posted copies to countries right across the world, including many European countries and as far as Australia! The 3 packs and their associated costs are outlined below:
‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!‘ Resource Pack (2nd Edition, 2018)
Registered Teachers/Freelance: £20 per booklet plus £4 postage and packing costs (within UK)
Councils and Organisations: £36 per booklet plus £4 postage and packing costs (within UK)
‘Out to Play’ Resource Pack (1st Edition, 2015)
Registered Teachers/Freelance, Councils and Organisations: £10 per booklet (plus postage)
‘Let’s Go…Out to Play!‘ Early Years Resource Pack (2020)
Registered Nursery Practitioners/Freelance: £15 per booklet plus £3 postage and packing costs (within UK)
Councils and Organisations: £28 per booklet plus £3 postage and packing costs (within UK)
Sample versions of all 3 Out to Play packs are available to view below.
Out to Play Resource Pack Feedback
“Many thanks for sending me a copy of the “Out to Play” resource pack. I have really enjoyed reading it. The introduction re how to use the pack is very clear – especially the 5 tips for outdoor learning/storytelling. The session plans are well laid out with some great ideas/games and drama suggestions. The stories are a great balance of familiar and new – I especially liked “The Chestnut Tree at the Edge of the World” and plan to use it with some of my P4 classes soon.” Cheryl Aird, Arts Development Officer, Midlothian Council Education
“Can I also let you know that we have had some extra CPD using your Out to Play pack! Staff who took part in the original training have been sharing their good practice and the resource with one another, which is great for our Outdoor Learning development!” Nicola Rooney, Corpus Christi Primary
“Teachers who have used this resource have found it well planned out, easy to follow and have found the activities to be very motivating for the children.” Andrea Gurd, Aultmore Park
With thanks to The Educational Institute of Scotland for their kind donation towards the cost of printing.
Let's Go...Out to Play! 2nd Edition 2018 (sample)
The 2018 Out to Play Resource Pack is an 82 page document bursting with ideas, activities, stories and inspiration to develop a school’s ‘Out to Play’ journey. Building on the first pack written in 2015, this second edition draws on the experiences of the Eco Drama Artists that delivered Out to Play residencies in school playgrounds across Glasgow during 2017. It contains an abundance of new ideas to support teachers to deliver imaginative outdoor learning sessions in school playgrounds, including inspiring environmental stories, nature connection exercises, session plans, drama activities and games, and is packed full of handy tips and insights for facilitating creative outdoor learning sessions.
Out to Play Resource Pack - 1st Edition 2015 (sample)
The Out to Play Resource Pack is for teachers and educators interested in exploring the role of Drama & Storytelling in Outdoor Learning. The sessions in this pack offer an introduction to outdoor learning through the mediums of drama, games, storytelling & song.
Let's Go...Out to Play! Early Years Edition 2020 (sample)
The ‘Let’s Go…Out to Play’ Early Year’s resource pack is a culmination of best practice from Eco Drama’s Out to Play residencies, delivered in nurseries across Glasgow by Drama Artist Sarah Rankin during 2018. This 40 page pack includes helpful tips, songs, stories, drama games and tried and tested outdoor session plans that encourage confidence, communication, creativity and improved nature connection for early years children. A companion for any early years practitioner looking to develop their imaginative toolkit for learning outdoors and facilitating deeper connection to the natural world.