Dramatic Play


+ 21/11/2024

6:30 pm

- 8:30 pm

This course takes place on 2 evenings – 14/11/2024 and 21/11/2024

Suitable for:



Availability: 30 Seats Available

About the course

Dramatic Play! What is it?

Have you ever wondered about the power of dramatic play? 

When you see a child in the supermarket talking to themselves whilst hiding behind the stack of baked beans! Or a teenager walking down the road kicking a stone and mumbling to themselves! They are enacting a scene in their heads and working out how the scenario will develop. Dramatic play supports the development of problem solving skills. Trying out new and different strategies that will help them (or not) when they encounter the situation in real life.

As professionals working with children and young people we see this in our practice all the time. In sandtrays, with puppets, with musical instruments, computer games, Imaginative play and more…

As a professional, what happens when you are invited to be part of the drama?

You will learn about the processes of dramatic play and how to understand and apply them in your practice.

Alun John will facilitate this exciting and thought provoking course, drawing on his many years of experience as a professional actor, writer and director.


Alun John, B.Ed

Alun has vast experience working with children and young people. Alun was an assistant pastor with responsibility for children and youth projects. He was a professional actor and worked in theatre in education for many years. He trained as a teacher and qualified with a B.Ed. and taught for many years. As a teacher he worked with primary children as well as 14 – 16 year olds in a pupil referral unit (PRU). He has managed the children and youth work programmes for charities. Alun trained to become a play therapist and as an accredited play therapist and clinical supervisor Alun became the Clinical Director of Catchpoint, a therapeutic organisation. He led a team of therapists that worked exclusively with looked after children who had experienced complex trauma. Alun is now an adult educator with both national and international experience. He has been able to use his varied experiences to find a unique way of communicating the skills and passion needed to be an authentic therapeutic practitioner.

  • To explore dramatic play in the context of working with children and young people.
  • To explore and learn the processes of dramatic play.
  • Apply knowledge to practice.

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