- Groups with learning difficulties
- Homeless / Supported accommodation
- Older citizens
- Staff training / Change management
Work with Young People
We create interactive performances & workshops, with aims of raising self-esteem alongside educational goals. Devised in partnership with local authority departments, ‘Moving On’ and ‘Are We There Yet?’ are now tried and tested, and available ‘off the shelf’.
Journey to my Father
An exciting new history/arts project exploring cultural diversity, Journey to my Father uses drama and audience participation to build self esteem and helps young people value difference in themselves and others. Aimed primarily at Year 6 & 7 students in their crucial transition into secondary school, with its broad cross curricular objectives it will also fit into the PSCHE curriculum for primary year 5.
An entertaining ‘roots’ story about mixed-race, 11year old Amanda Ira Aldridge (real life 19th century singer and composer) this interactive, musical show with workshop, supports the audience to explore being ‘different’ and coping with prejudice. Using time travel Amanda gets to know her black father, the famous Shakespearean actor Ira, who died when she was two.
High quality performance
Issues dealt with sensitively
An excellent concept, well presented and acted
Comments from student:
It taught me: just because someone's skins different don't treat them different
Moving On – school transition project.
Helps young people manage the move to secondary school, including issues of bullying and peer pressure. Shows difficult challenges, and lets the audience take over roles to improve outcomes. Can be performed by the company or as ’peer education’ by the school’s GCSE drama students with a Risky Things facilitator.
(Originally devised for Kirklees Education Authority and Settle primary school cluster).
Project at Mirfield Free Grammar:
small numbers of students to build a safe atmosphere where students can open up
great at dealing with key issues that matter to the students
Some comments from Year 7 students:
They were all year 11s and they were in exactly the same position as us.
it was funny when year 7 students went up and it got people involved
based on realistic situations
thought through and perfected
really fun to watch and it makes you understand about things like bullying
it helped me a lot with my acting and I am more confident