Sex FM

SexFM

Suitable for

Years 9 – 10 (Performance). Years 7 – 10 (Workshop)

Capacity

120 (performance). 30 per workshop, maximum 4/5 workshops per day per team of 2 – 8/10 with two workshop 

About

Sex and relationships 

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.

The separate workshop covers the same issues with smaller groups.

Aims

  • To explore sex and relationships, enabling young people to make positive and informed decisions.
  • To recognize the consequences of risk-taking behavior. 
  • To learn how to keep safe online and the emotional and legal consequences of ‘Sexting’.
  • To understand peer pressure around alcohol and sex - raising awareness about the effects. 
  • To identify and signpost options for sexual health. 

Duration

110 mins (including access to the space)

Space needed

A hall (Performance). A cleared classroom, drama studio, hall (Workshops)

Resources provided

A teacher’s pack with Powerpoint presentation (Performance)

Team

Four actor/facilitators (Performance). Two actor/facilitators (per workshop). 

History

‘SexFM’ first toured as a play in 2000 in partnership with Enfield and Haringey health and education teams. It has been touring North and East London every year since.

It was developed into a performance workshop and since 2009 has been reaching an average 4500 young people per year. 

Our workshops based on the themes of ‘SexFM’ have been running since 2005.

They are particularly popular for SRE ‘carousel’ days and on average we work with 2000 young people per year.

Funding

SexFM was funded by Enfield Council, Haringey Council, Tottenham Grammar School Foundation.

What They Say

‘Speaking as a mum, a teacher and a gran – what you are dealing with in schools, sex and relationships (Sex FM) and domestic violence (Whisper Me Happy Ever After) – its so well done. This never happened when I went to school. I was so impressed that you could present difficult issues and there is no giggling –  unforgettable, incredible – and to enable the youngsters to come forward and talk about their problems and issues afterwards is truly amazing and inspiring. The fact that schools seek Face Front out because of your good reputation shows the quality of the work – Schools would run a mile if you did not deliver with integrity.’

Anne, Trustee & InterACTion Member

‘It was really engaging and informative, great to include sexism and respect.’

Teacher

The varied groups of actors have always demonstrated high levels of performing excellence and an ability to engage with young audiences. This testifies to the rigorous training and support which Face Front invests in their actors and the dedication to the aims of inclusive theatre.

Haringey Citizenship and Participation Manager


‘The teacher’s pack was detailed and informative.’

‘I learnt that I shouldn’t feel pressurized to have sex.’

Pupil aged 14

‘Excellent and engaging use of music, movement and spoken language.’


Face Front Inclusive Theatre | Limited Company No. 05154096 | Registered Charity No. 1116506
Main Office & Studio: 52 Market Square, Edmonton Green, London N9 0TZ - Telephone: 020 8350 3461

Email Face Front: info@facefront.org  

PATRONS - Matt Fraser & Josette Bushell-Mingo