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How Interactive Props help bring drama into a story

  • October 23, 2018
How Interactive Props Help Bring Drama Into A Story

This month we look at how interactive props make such a difference when you’re running an educational workshop. Every business, charity or organisation has a story to tell, which they may share in visitor centres or through their open events and professional workshops. The greatest challenge is similar for all: making the story resonate with the audience. For children especially, they love drama.  We create our memories by forming stories, so the ones we can best recall are the ones that were dramatic. When we met The Bumblebee Conservation Trust to talk about their plans for a bumblebee science roadshow, it was great to see them planning interactive props to support the educational goals. Education officer, Andy Benson, had developed a clear script to bring the workshops alive. Andy's initial concept was to create a theatrical stage set, presenting the children with a colourful, layered arena for storytelling during the…

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