9th October 2018
A powerful drama piece performed in the classroom, by Odd Arts Theatre in Education, gave groups of students an understanding of the issues around domestic abuse and the value of healthy relationships.
The workshop, facilitated by the Manchester based theatre company, provided a forum for students to delve into sensitive issues that affect people in society today. The performance and group discussion work helped students to recognise and ‘stop’ instances of unhealthy and negative relationships, looking at emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and digital abuse.
Musical Theatre student Holly Chalcraft (formerly of Woldgate College) said: “It was good to watch, rather than just listening to a lecture. I thought the actors were good and the subjects they discussed with the group were interesting and thought provoking.”
Business student Poppy Allen-Davies (formerly of Boroughbridge High School) found the performance interesting: “I had not seen anything like this before and the actors really put the messages across well – it was a useful experience for everyone.”
Student Development Officer Ingrid Kellock runs the Xtra Curricular programming at the College, she explains: “Odd Arts have visited the College before to deliver sessions on Anti-bullying and Prevent and now they have increased students’ knowledge on Healthy and positive relationships. This format has proven massively beneficial for our students as it empowers them and gives them the tools they need to deal with important issues.”