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Healthy Relationships & Bullying (KS2)

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

Exploring Postive vs. Negative Relationships, Identifying Bullying & Help Available.

Our Healthy Relationships & Bullying workshop for KS2 explores issues included in the PSHE Suggested Programme of Study (Core Theme 2 - Relationships).

We start by identifying the themes and defining the meaning of 'relationships' both positive & negative.

Using a true and false game, we clarify myths & facts surrounding different forms of relationships and family set-ups, bullying (& the law), all forms of bullying including cyberbullying, relationial, physical etc, and unrealistic media portrayals of relationships.

Using scenes and scenarios, we invite the students to identify bullying, banter and peer pressure.

The students are invited to offer advice to a series of characters: one is being bullied and another whose parents are seperating.

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 Relationships & Bullying with young people?

Young people don't always comprehend the repercussions of their actions when relationships take a difficult turn.

Ditch the Label's 2019 Annual Bullying Report showed that 22% of the respondents said they have experienced bullying, & 27% witnessed bullying.

Of those being bullied, 74% experienced cyberbullying.

An estimated 5.43 million young people in the UK have experienced cyberbullying

UpFront Theatre Company's workshop will show the students situations, and get them thinking about the consequences, and the differences between healthy & unhealthy relationships.

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