Fighting Words and Early Years Drama Education

 

Fighting Words partnered with Dr Una McCabe and her third year Drama and Early Education student teachers from the Institute of Education to facilitate a workshop for Junior Infants from Grace Park Educate Together National School. The Junior Infants children spent the first park of the workshop working with Fighting Words volunteers to create their own characters for a picture book, The Dragon and the Witch.

Once Linda the Dragon, her friend the unicorn and the witch that Linda was scared of had been created, the children then worked with the student teachers to create and ending to the story using drama activities. They played the parts of the dragon and the unicorn, and had the opportunity to talk to the witch. It turns out she wasn't so scary after all!