School Radio Drama is an interactive learning medium which provides opportunities to support and extend pupils' learning study across a range of subject areas.

Each series provides carefully structured language and drama activities, encouraging imaginative, co-operative work.

The programmes provide a rich stimulus to fully support teachers who are less confident in using drama and can be adapted and developed by those with more drama experience.

  • Let's Make a Story

    Age 5 – 7

    Offers very simple drama activities for infants based on well-known traditional stories that are easy to follow and always fun. Join in with the stories of Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and others.

  • First Steps in Drama

    Age 7 – 9

    Offers creative drama opportunities based on stories that usually link to other curriculum areas, especially History, PSHE / Citizenship and English. The most recent series includes Fire of London, Eyam and evacuation in WW2.

  • World War 1 Performance Pack

    Age 9 -11

    This series has a WW1 story called 'Archie Dobson's War'. Each short scene has suggestions in the Teacher's Notes for drama activities based on it. See also the listings for Music and Dance.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. 2013-2014 now added.



Current podcasts

Spring 2014 podcasts available from 14/01/2014. Never miss a programme!

WW1 commemoration

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - download now!


Private Peaceful

Don't miss it - all 13 episodes are now available to download but only until 26/05/2014.

Contact us

Contact us

Contact us

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes are simple to print or download as pdf.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.