Theatre in Schools
We offer schools engaging and accessible theatre on issues such as domestic abuse, sex and relationships and bullying.
Professional disabled and non-disabled artists perform in and run theatre productions and workshops aimed at improving pupils’ emotional well-being, helping them to lead active, healthy and positive lives.
Our programmes support social, educational and creative development in special and mainstream schools.
We have several established shows which are available to support the school curriculum.
The play follows a family experiencing domestic abuse and explores the effects on the mental health of children who witness it.
After the theatre piece, pupils interact with the characters and consider what they could have done to get the help they needed and deserved.
Subsequently, pupils can talk to our counsellor and team members to discuss personal issues raised by the play.
Years 5 and 6
Face Front have a franchise from the London Bubble to support young children developing their speaking, listening and attention skills and enhance the skills of school staff to run small group creative work based on story telling.
It is a 24 week programme delivered over a school year.
Keystage 1 ages 5 – 7 or up to 10 in Special Schools (no more than 10 children per session).
The performance raises awareness of the issue of consent, the dangers of ‘sexting’ and online bullying and the negative role of pornography in relationships.
It helps young people to make informed, responsible and healthy choices, helping to prevent teenage pregnancy and STI’s.
It is based on the ‘Forum Theatre’ style, as a performance workshop through which the audience explore how to make positive outcomes through changing the actions of the characters.
Years 9 – 10 (Performance). Years 7 – 10 (Workshop)
The actor/facilitators lead interactive drama games and exercises to help pupils understand the dangers of Cyber-Bullying.
Additionally the workshops help students understand the laws around online bullying, sexting, exposing.
Years 1 to 8.
The transition from school to adult life can be difficult.
The play explores the issues for a group of young people with learning disabilities, and includes multiple communication tools including music, movement, poetry, makaton and film.
The piece is based on the ‘Forum Theatre’ style, where the audience explore how to make positive outcomes through changing the actions of the characters.
Learning disabled young people from 14 – 21 years
Face Front's workshops reach approximately 10,000 young people per year.
‘The Enfield Healthy Schools Programme has worked in a close partnership with Face Front and has always valued the quality and professionalism Face Front has provided, as well as being particularly impressed with their inclusivity in terms of their disabled and BAME actors and their accessible style of performance’. - Una Archer, Curriculum Access and Support Manager London Borough of Enfield
The programme includes performances and workshops exploring the issues raised.
All our programmes for mainstream primary and secondary pupils are also available to Special Schools.