From the Page to the Stage: A Feasibility Study on using theatre to improve EAL children's communicative skills (2020-21)

An empty stage with wooden backdrop

Project Lead:

Faidra Faitaki   l   Department of Education   l   University of Oxford

Partner Organisations:

Collide Theatre   l   Oxford Playhouse   l   St Bartholomew's School



The project aims to explore the effects of using drama on the linguistic, communication and teamwork skills of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL). It will take the form of workshops for EAL children in an Oxford school. The children will read a story, devise under the guidance of a drama facilitator and present the final piece to an audience.

The project was initially developed in collaboration with the Young Players Festival at Oxford Playhouse in March 2020. Adaptations to the current situation are ongoing.