Arts On The Move is run by Alison Chaplin, a qualified English and Drama teacher with over 30 years' experience in the UK. Alison has been involved in drama and theater since she was 3 years old! Recent experience includes roles as the Artistic Director of Act Too Performing Arts Company and Yellow Jelly Youth Theatre; designing and delivering holiday drama and theatre workshops for young people aged 6-16 years; working as the Drama Advisor for Local Council, devising their drama curriculum and delivering drama services; designing and delivering drama workshops and teacher training sessions in primary and middle schools across the North of the UK; delivering teacher training and pupil drama sessions in schools in China. Alison has also written and published over 20 play scripts for young actors.
I love my subject and hope my enjoyment is contagious! I believe that drama is a great tool for learning but also for developing the whole person. I set boundaries and expectations but, within those, anything goes! I won't tolerate a lack of respect for self, for others and for teachers and try to encourage children to show that respect. I love to enable children to realise and achieve their creative, social and emotional potential.
Winner of Best Young Supporting Actress for Mrs Organ Morgan in Under MIlk Wood. Founder and Director of Act Too Youth Theatre, supporting young people in developing and reaching their creative potential. Nominated for Best Director for a production of Under Milk Wood. Director of Our Town Story for Stockport, Cheshire, taking 60 young students to perform at the Millennium Dome. Founder and Creative Director of Yellow Jelly Youth Theatre. Winner of the Lancaster Playwriting Prize.
BA (Hons) 2:1 in Literature, Philosophy, Theatre Studies PGCE in teaching Drama and English at Secondary level MA in Television and Radio Scriptwriting
I live in Manchester, UK, and love my city. I enjoy reading, watching TV, going to the theater or cinema and socializing. I have a passion for my soccer team - Manchester City FC - and usually enjoy the ups and downs of the soccer season! I also enjoy dancing and attend three different dance classes in a week; I'd do more if I had the time! Drama and theatre have always been my passion and I particularly love musical theatre and going to shows whenever I can.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Physical Education, Drama, Theater Arts, British History, Gifted and Talented, Literature, Character Education, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Dance, Summer, End of Year, Classroom Community