Bespoke Workshop - Community (KS3-5)
60-minute high quality, detailed & flexible workshops or assemblies.
Performed to students in small or large groups.
May suit carousel days or one-off visits. Available throughout the year.
How do the sessions run?
Our workshops are performed by 3 professional actors.
We start by breaking down what we are covering in the sessions: we explore the definitions, clarify facts and any laws surrounding the topic, and invite the students to answer questions and get involved.
The students are then shown scenes with characters in everyday, relatable situations.
We use elements of Augusto Boal's 'Forum Theatre: following scenes which see young characters with conflicting objectives, we freeze the action and split the audience into groups; the students are invited to advise the characters about what to do next. This is designed to allow students to articulate opinions and feelings in a safe, objective environment.
What We Cover
What is community, why is it important & how to contribute to your community.
Our Community workshop explores issues included in the PSHE Suggested Programme of Study (Core Theme 3 – Wider World)
We take a focused look at Diversity laws including Discrimination, Hate Crimes & Protected Characteristics (age, gender, religion/belief, race & heritage, sexual orientation, disability, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy, gender re-assignment); understanding & combating discrimination and advocating diversity.
The students are invited to offer advice to a series of characters, including two peers with differing opinions on gender roles & stereotypes; & offering positive actions on how to combat littering, antisocial behaviour & climate change.
We conclude by outlining help and resources available.
We're more than happy to tailor the workshop upon request to focus on any issues you feel are particularly relevant to your students.
Included with the workshop
Teacher's further work pack
Why is it so important to discuss Community with young people?
All students are part of their school community, and our workshop empowers them to take an active role in creating a diverse and positive community, both within school and in a wider context.