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 link to other curriculum areas and especially History - the story of Eyam, the 'Plague Village', The Great Fire of London, the story of Grace Darling and Evacuees.

  • School Plays / Musicals

    Age 9 - 11

    We have six musicals, including three based on plays by Shakespeare and three based on popular History topics. You'll find a script, lyric sheets and all the music and sound effects to download for a memorable performance!

  • 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.

  • The Great Fire of London

    Age 7 - 9

    This unit is part of an Expressive Arts pack exploring the Great Fire of London in 1666 through Drama, Dance, Music and History. See also the listings for these subject areas.

  • Code crackers!

    Age 5 - 7

    This series explores the new Computing curriculum at Key Stage 1 through songs, dance and drama games. Ideal for introducing the very young to information technology. See also the listings for Dance and Music.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.



Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

Contact us

Contact us

Contact us

We are always pleased to receive your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Carrie's War

Catch up on 'Carrie's War' by Nina Bawden. All 10 episodes are now available to listen online.

'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe

Catch up on 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. All 8 episodes are now available to listen online.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects to download.

Macbeth for mobile and tablet

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth animations

Watch Macbeth animated in 8 short video episodes for mobile/tablet. See the Teacher Notes.

Curriculum for Excellence

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - listen now!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.