The Oil of Life Creative Learning CPD Workshop

“I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.” Howard Gardner

In addition to ‘The Oil of Life’ workshop programme for pupils, Eco Drama offers teachers within secondary schools the opportunity to take part in a Creative Learning CPD Workshop.

Within the workshop we practically explore the potential of integrating drama within the curriculum as an interactive and effective way of learning. We explore creative learning techniques and consider how these can be integrated within specialist curriculum subjects. The leaders from Eco Drama also demonstrate some techniques used within ‘The Oil of Life’ workshops, and tailor the experience to teachers specialist subjects.


‘Lots more teaching tips for active and visual learners – I’d like to try all of them and Teacher in Role I will definitely be exploring. Great workshop – relevant, reflective, relaxing’
Enterprise and Technology Teacher, St Peter the Apostle High School

“Totally different approach to teaching key ideas and big issues in science”
Nikki MacArthur, Biology Teacher

“I want to start using more practical creative activities in my lessons and this gave me loads of ideas”
Jennifer Byrne, English Teacher

“It complements the workshop the pupils experienced and gives me ideas for further extension work”
Glynis Poole, Drama Teacher

“I could create a drama unit from this workshop”
Drama Teacher, Glasgow

‘Lots of active learning ideas I can adapt to use easily – the session was great, thanks’
Chemistry Teacher, Vale of Leven Academy

“Excellent experience – refreshing and opens up possibilities for the future!”
Drama Teacher, Hillpark Secondary