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Where are all the men?

18/12/2008 08:39

18th December 2008

It’s not hard to believe that 97.5% of the childcare workforce is female and that only 1% of nursery nurses are male, what is fairly astonishing is that this figure of 1% has remained unchanged for the past ten years. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised – the male population as a whole is routinely (and unfairly) treated with suspicion when it comes to children and our media do nothing to reverse this trend but even so....

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Children and creativity

02/01/2009 08:42

2nd January 2010

I watched a really thought provoking video on YouTube today which confirmed everything I believe about children and creativity and underpins the exact reasons why I find Pyjama Drama so rewarding a career.

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Forget baby Mozart, send your child to drama classes

31/10/2011 08:28

31st October 2011

We mention on our website and in our literature about the benefits of Pyjama Drama classes (apart from the fact that they're fun!).  About how our classes improve children's confidence, help them think creatively, develop their communication skills and get them to work as part of a team.

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5 things about Pyjama Drama classes

11/11/2011 08:36

11th November 2011

Drama isn’t all about ‘acting’
: Sometimes when we talk about Pyjama Drama to someone who is unfamiliar with it they say, “oh is it like acting school then?“. The answer is no. There is, of course, absolutely nothing wrong with classes that focus on performance as the end result but we’re not really about that.

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School Christmas plays: Lobsters, robots and Sir Walter Raleigh

21/11/2011 08:26

21st November 2011

It's that time of year again when children rush out of school, tumbling over themselves in their excitement to tell mums and dads what part they have in the Christmas play. One of my favourite scenes in a film is in Love Actually when, the character played by Emma Thompson, on being told that her daughter has the part of "second lobster" asks, "oh, there was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?"

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Not a dressing up box in sight

19/01/2012 08:34

19th January 2011

If you’re new to Pyjama Drama, the first time you come along to one of our classes, you may wonder why we don’t have piles of dressing clothes; gowns, crowns, masks and pretty ball gowns. Isn’t that what drama and performance are all about?
So here’s the thing. We don’t need them. All we need to create magical, exciting, fun-packed drama, is a child’s imagination

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Anyone can tell a story!

31/01/2012 08:23

31st January 2012

This week is National Storytelling Week meaning that all around the UK in libraries, pubs, theatres, schools and a whole assortment of other public places, people will be telling stories; old, new, forgotten and re-found. What’s really interesting is the emphasis on telling, not reading stories; something that we at Pyjama Drama feel is really worth shouting about.

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Could do better

16/03/2012 08:20

16th March 2012

My school report always said the same, 'could do better' and 'must try harder', so from time to time I indulge in a little fantasy of going back in time and doing it all again. I visualise a new improved twelve year old me who does all her homework, who revises for tests, listens in class and who doesn't spend whole lessons writing notes to her best friend.

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It's competition time!

29/03/2012 08:17

29th March 2012

Add a little spring to your splash time!

We’ve teamed up with Halos N Horns to give you the chance to win loads of their gorgeous, baby-friendly toiletries and their Little Book of Holiday Fun.

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Felling a little nauseous?

10/04/2012 08:14

10th April 2012

How many Easter eggs have your children consumed this year? Are you of the ‘Eat them all before breakfast if you must but if you make yourself sick it’s your own fault’ school of thought, or the ‘Mummy will look after them and give you a little bit each day’ way of thinking?

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