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By Celia Powell — Guest editor and Year 1 teacher

When Celia Powell first set up a drama club, she didn’t know where to begin. Six years on and she reveals her secrets to success

Teaching drama scares the life out of many people (numeracy does the same for me, but that’s another story…). If you’re in a position where you’re under pressure to either start a drama group after school or to develop school drama in some way, this article could be just the thing you need.

In 2002, I had no experience of running a group and had a list of unanswered questions on where to begin. Upstage Drama Group was the end product; we have made some mistakes but also lots of progress.

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