CPD for Drama teachers and facilitators

Purchase and download our new 'Flying Higher' Digital CPD Course or our 'Distanced Devising' Webinar


Each year we deliver a one-day course for drama teachers exploring the key ingredients to making a production in the style of The Paper Birds. But this year we have decided to take the course virtual!

Download the webinar we held on 5th September 2020, where we deliver exercises sampling each of the 5 key ingredients of our work; Verbatim, Movement, Exposing the Method, Character & Narrative, and Motif. All that you need to encourage your students to generate thought provoking political theatre in the style of The Paper Birds! Exercises are designed to be lifted directly, to allow you to relay with students from KS4-5.

The course is accompanied by a detailed PDF Resource Pack that includes links to watch extracts of our touring productions. You can use all the exercises in school and distribute the video links for students to watch independently or together in class.




Back in May/June 2020, we ran a webinar exploring our approach to ‘distanced devising’. If you missed the live sessions, but would like to view the video, you can pay and download here on this page. Please note – it’s a direct grab from the webinar as it went out live – it’s not super fancy!

Included in your download is the accompanying PDF Resource Booklet with all the exercises and video-clips for you to keep and return back to.

Fee: £30.00



Pay and sign up here using a credit or debit card. Or email us to request an invoice to your school via kylie@thepaperbirds.com

Credit card payments will be issued with a VAT receipt via email.





Photo credit (top): Emma Hare (National Theatre, 2020)

Photo credit (bottom): Murdo Macleod (The Guardian, 2011)

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