chapter  11
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Whale Island: Years 4–6

This example is based on workshops which were devised as part of a drama/ poetry project for use with children in years 4 to 6 in schools from a variety of different catchment areas. In each case I began with the same starting point, although the drama rapidly diverged as the children took on the ideas and made the drama their own. When I taught the workshops in schools the sessions lasted about two hours. The material could, however, easily be adapted for use in the classroom and the school hall over a period of 3 to 4 weeks.