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Drama Practitioner & Theatre Maker

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    About    

Simon is a highly experienced Freelance Drama Practitioner & Theatre Maker. He has been devising and delivering a variety of creative learning programmes in schools, theatres and within the community since 2009. He works with people of all ages; from Early Years through to Higher Education Students and with teaching staff to embed the arts into their teaching practices.

 

He is also very proud to be a teacher on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated and award winning documentary series ‘The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds'.

Simon is the Founder and Director of The Drama Geezers, a not for profit arts company championing the use of drama in the classroom, at home and in the workplace.

Simon believes in the power of creativity, curiosity and play to engage young people and adults. He is passionate about championing creativity in the classroom and in finding ways to make learning accessible and creative for all. The arts are a powerful tool in helping us explore, take risks and grow. Simon creates engaging theatre with young people which questions the world we live in.

 

Work

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TV

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The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds

Simon was the teacher on the BAFTA nominated and award winning Channel 4 documentary that lifts the lid on the ups, downs, tears, tantrums and triumphs of the playground.

 

Series 1 - 6 (25 episodes) 

Click here to watch all episodes on Channel 4 OnDemand. 

"Quick shout out to Kate and Simon. Not five-year-olds, but the teachers, exactly as you would want teachers to be – patient, kind, warm, nurturing, generous, lovely, funny, fun, inspirational etc. They’re the real heroes here, as the teachers are everywhere"

(The Guardian)

 

The Drama Geezers

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The Drama Geezers

 

Founder and Director 

Click here to find out more​

 

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    Contact    

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

 

simonjamesbatchelor@gmail.com

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