Getting in on the act
The medium of theatre is a unique and stimulating way to educate young people and provoke thought around sensitive subjects. A Little to the Left of Centre is a new project designed to help make children aware of ways to tackle and reduce the problem of cyberbullying.
A Theatre in Education project created by physical and visual theatre company Full House Theatre Company, it is aimed at year 8 pupils and supported by Nominet Trust. The idea is that a play will help young people to appreciate and understand the impact of the issues from their own perspective, rather than simply being told by a textbook or teacher.
Early intervention and support
Four actor/facilitators, who are also education specialists, will deliver a 40-minute performance followed by a post-performance workshop. This will launch a debate around cyberbullying and the variety of subjects touched on in the play, as well as offering advice and support for anyone affected. Further information, telephone numbers and details of online support services will also be provided in a leave-behind leaflet.
The piece is designed to act as an early intervention for pupils as they mature. The project sets out to encourage young people to take responsibility for their behaviour and to contribute to society in a positive way.
Setting the stage for internet safety
Working with 20 schools across Bedfordshire, the theatre group aims to reach and educate 4,000 young people about internet safety and the issues surrounding cyberbullying through the project.
A registered charity, Full House Theatre Company delivers educational projects to a wide range of audiences in theatres, schools, parks, arts centres and other community venues in and around Bedfordshire.