It’s Not Just Fun and Games…

A company consisting of a conductor, life coach and a drama teacher are to teach a group of Year 9 students how to handle themselves in situations, such as, if they ever are bullied on social media.

They are practising for a concert, which is going to be performed at the Year 9 Easter Enterprise Fair, where the pupils will be making and selling their own products, and trying to make as much profit as they can.

The project has been brought to our school because through the period of young adult-hood, people are vulnerable to being victims of cyber-bullying.

During the sessions, in which there are 6 sessions, the chosen children express their feelings through music.

They create drama pieces of real life happenings – e.g., if they were being peer pressured into dealing drugs or stealing; all this, with accompanying music for a dramatic performance piece.

We interviewed two pupils, who have taken part in this project, to tell us what it was about and how it has helped them.

The experience has had a positive influence on the students and many of them now view social media differently, including remembering all the dangers of social media.

 

Written by Natalie

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