The Oil of Life

‘The Oil of Life’ challenges learners aged 11-13 to recognise the implications of oil usage in the 21st Century, and to re-think a sustainable future through drama, role-play and debate.

Groups of 20-25 pupils take part in 3 drama workshops over 3 consecutive weeks, working with Eco Drama workshop leaders to explore our relationship with oil, how our actions affect the natural environment, and discovering how we can all lead more sustainable lifestyles.

The Oil of Life workshops offer the chance for interdisciplinary learning across many areas of the Curriculum through the medium of Drama, specifically complimenting the subjects of Science and Social Studies, as well as Literacy and Health & Well Being.

As well as working with pupils, Eco Drama also provide a Creative Learning CPD Workshop for all teachers within the school. Please click here for more information.


What teachers have to say…

“The workshops were excellent. Pupils were learning lots of information in an exciting way. They were challenged, engaged & really enjoyed it. I was impressed by the quality of their responses”
Teacher, St Mungo’s Secondary, Glasgow

“Really good for pupils and teachers, nice approach to difficult subject”
Teacher, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, Glasgow

“The workshop leaders were excellent. They had all of the pupils engaged and on task and encouraged lots of interaction and high quality responses”
Teacher, Our Lady and St Patrick’s High, West Dunbartonshire

What pupils have to say…

“The workshop made me think of caring about where we are and how we live”
S1 pupil, St Peter the Apostle High School, West Dunbartonshire

“Every small change will count in the long run and I hope I can inspire others to do the same”
S2 pupil

“I really liked the workshop because it was easy to understand”
S1 pupil, St Peter the Apostle High School, West Dunbartonshire

“Eco Drama has broadened my mind to other alternatives to oil”
S1 pupil, Our Lady and St Patrick’s High, West Dunbartonshire

“If things get better I’ll know I was part of it”
Ellie, S1 pupil