At Bright Young Things we are educators first, drama specialists second.

We believe passionately in creative and play-based learning as a powerful vehicle to help every child learn, believe in themselves and achieve their fullest potential. Since our establishment in 2010, BYT has made a huge impact on the lives of countless children and young persons lives through our unique drama workshops, in schools, after schools and through our fun teacher training. The team at Bright Young Things has accumulated years of experience as primary school teachers, heads of drama, actors, sensory experts, drama examiners, drama therapists, and arts education specialists. Our common approach is a belief child-centric learning, a personalised approach and that creativity in education and learning can and should be used to achieve a powerful effect on children and society.

IN SCHOOL WORKSHOPS Whether you’re looking for a fresh angle on a traditional curriculum topic, want to use drama to support the development of social and entrepreneurial skills for your pupils, or add a fun weekly after-school drama club, Bright Young Things has the experience and the team to deliver a programme personal to your school. Bright Young Things has an extensive team of highly trained facilitators with a drama, acting and teaching background, operating across Northern Ireland. All schools programme development is personally created and managed by BYT founder and education and creative director, Lisa Duffy.
BYT AFTER SCHOOLS CLUBS Bring the magic of Bright Young Things Drama into your child school, with a BYT after schools club. For many parents who cannot fit in a BYT class outside of school, having the option to benefit from Bright Young Things drama within the convenience of their school is very appealing. The Bright Young Things after schools programmes delivers a fun, highly active drama workshop designed to build every child’s confidence, communication, creativity, and vital social skills, that often cannot be focused on within a school’s jam-packed timetable. All BYT content is written and programmed by founder Lisa Duffy, aligned to the school’s key stage goals, and working to achieve key child developmental milestones. BYT Afterschool Clubs are an outrageous amount of fun, with lots and lots of hidden BYT veggies to keep mums, dads, and teachers very happy! Want BYT at your school? Talk to your school principal or contact Bright Young Things directly.
CREATIVE TEACHER TRAINING AND INSET DAYS Using drama to inspire creative teaching. Bright Young Things inset and CPD workshops have been developed to provide a set of skills, best practices, and resources on how drama can be used inspire creative and effective ways of teaching across the curriculum as well as how teachers can influence and engage more effectively uses drama and presentation techniques. Bright Young Things Education and Creative Director Lisa will develop a detailed programme for each individual school, with supporting information, advice and examples of physical and vocal warm-ups, ice-breaker games, control commands, role-play improvisation exercises and movement expression that can be used in the classroom long after the workshops have concluded. BYT INSET workshops are available during school hours or on evenings and weekends. Also a wonderful opportunity for Learning Area Partnerships to collaborate on. Examples of most popular workshops:

  • The ‘Inspiring Teacher Presence’ Masterclass
  • Bringing your curriculum to life through drama
DRAMA TO SUPPORT CURRICULUM Bright Young Things has developed and continues to develop a vast library of original drama curriculum products for schools. BYT can deliver off the shelf drama curriculum products and supporting toolkits, or design a curriculum product to meet the needs of your school’s specific goals. Curriculum Products Available: Creativity and Literacy – Programmes include:

  • Shakespearian storytelling
  • Living your imagination
  • Play in a Day

PSHE – Programmes include:

  • Diversity and cultural awareness;
  • Refugee Week

Social & Emotional Learning – Programmes include:

  • Anti-bullying and developing resilience;
  • Transitioning – supporting children through difficult school and life stages
  • Family – Exploring and promoting positive relationships with family
  • Friendships – Exploring and promoting positive relationships with family
  • Emotions – Managing difficult emotions
  • Dreams – Exploring career and life goals

Get In Touch Today

There is nothing we like more than to talk about education, drama and children! We would love to discuss how Bright Young Things can support your learning goals and the personal development of your pupils and staff. Get in touch to arrange an initial discussion about your school’s individual needs.

BYT Primary Schools brochure

Download a copy of the BYT Primary Schools Brochure below or to get a brochure posted to your school, just drop us an email at [email protected]

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