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Creating engaging lesson plans is a challenge for any teacher, and in today's society where many children's confidence is limited by an over-exposure to computers and the pressures of a media driven existence, finding innovative ways to build their confidence is key. Hugh Cooke has worked with thousands of children using a fascinating method. He has adapted the traditional form of performance art - pantomime or 'panto'. Far removed from the stresses of performing plays and playlets, the pantomime is rooted in having fun and in particular laughing at the characters. Many teachers have taken Hugh's methods over the years...

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