DramEd was founded in 2019 by Grace Francis.
A mum of 3, with a background as an actress – on stages spanning the Battersea Arts Centre to The National Theatre; as well as on TV – Grace has had a lifelong ambition to make quality performing arts more accessible to children everywhere.
Which is why today, DramEd harnesses the power of music, dance, songs, and storytelling to provide creative education to children aged 0 – 11 years in schools, nurseries and other early years settings.
Our school workshops and preschool classes explore core subjects in a multi-sensory way, and are designed to get kids on their feet and moving around!
They’re delivered through our growing network of licensees and teachers – all highly-talented performers who nurture children’s imaginations and turn everyday learning into a magical experience.
They sing maths songs as if they’re going for a Grammy, act out a scene from history as if they’re aiming for an Oscar, and teach Toddle Fit classes as if they’re competing in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent!
And because our teaching methods engage and excite little ones, our sessions help bridge learning gaps and support your teaching goals.
Why do we do what we do?
At DramEd, we believe that all children should have access to high quality performing arts, regardless of their ability, cultural background, or level of English.
And while the performing arts is great as a stand-alone subject, the benefits can also be integrated successfully into core subjects to improve understanding.
Which is why we’re on a mission to enrich children with arts, support their imaginations, and make learning hands-on – and above all, fun!
Our mission, aims and values
Everybody at DramEd shares the same aims and values when it comes to children’s education. We want to:
- spark their curiosity and set the scene for future learning
- nurture their imaginations and inspire creativity
- help them gain a deeper understanding of core subjects through cross-curricular classes
- develop their confidence, as well as vital physical, communication and language skills
- help them connect with their own culture, as well as with the wider world
- raise the attainment of disadvantaged children
- make learning fun through our abilities as singers, dancers, and actors
With a wealth of glowing reviews from lots of happy customers, we’re already proud winners of the Women of the Future awards 2020, in addition to being finalists in the Music & Drama Education Awards 2021.
We’re also members of Equity, as well as ICAP, the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers.