For Secondary School English Teachers, Drama Teachers and Trainees.

How do we encourage students to engage positively with complex, centuries-old text? How do we provoke
discussion? How do we promote curiosity and excitement?

A Bright Torches CPD will take on the challenges of teaching Shakespeare, or the 19th century novel, using a rehearsal-room inspired, active approach, providing teachers with fun activities for immediate application in the classroom. These activities will help students to build personal responses, enabling them to reflect on the resonance of the plays in their own lives, and will develop their ability to justify and explain their responses using textual references. We will have time to reflect together on the challenges and opportunities of using this active approach in the classroom.


To develop activities to help students understand, respond to and memorise text through energetic, fun and engaging activities.

"It gave them the confidence to have their own opinions and to voice them with a rationale"

Sofia Dimoglou, English and Drama Teacher, Priory School Lewes.

"Really engaging and a fun way of learning through experience."

Primary School Teacher, Sussex University

"Absolutely inspirational. I can now go back to my classroom with a wealth of new ideas to pass on!"

Secondary CPD Participant

"Everything you do seems so well thought out and professional. Really Impressed!"

Primary School Teacher, 'The Walk' project