Hi, I’m Sarah Rankin and I am one of Eco Drama’s Out to Play Drama Artists. I began my journey with Eco Drama in 2018 working with Nurseries on the Early Years Out to Play Project. I am now continuing to deliver Out to Play all over Glasgow for Primary Schools as well. With all age groups I journey alongside children and staff to deepen our connection with nature. I use Drama and Storytelling to engage Early Years and Primary age children creatively with the outdoors.
Currently I also work with The Village Storytelling Centre and I have worked all over Scotland as a Drama Artist and gained experience overseas in places such as Vanuatu and Mexico. As a Drama Artist I have worked with professional theatres, such as The Citizens and The Macrobert, and organisations, such as PEEK Project and Women’s Aid.
I am personally passionate about nature, Outdoor Learning and play. I believe that by encouraging free and risky play outdoors individuals will grow to be confident in and inspired by nature, whilst also teaching us grown-ups a thing or two.
My wish for the project is to have a lasting legacy of staff knowledge and confidence to use outdoor spaces creatively. Most of all, I hope that the children are left with a sense of magical wonder that instills an everlasting love of nature.