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PSHE, Literacy, British Values, Safeguarding

Transition: Primary to Secondary

Age Group: 8-13 (KS2 & KS3)

Careless Talk is a thought provoking drama which explores how a young person could be groomed to take part in extremist action.


The piece tells the story of a young member of a fictional minority community, The Circle, who are being persecuted by another group. The children are guided through a process where they find positive and peaceful solutions which promotes social responsibility, tolerance and respect.

Addresses requirements of the Key Stage 2/3 Curriculum:

  • Speaking, Listening & Language development.

  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.

  • Tolerance, Respect for law, democracy, liberty.

  • Personal & Emotional Growth. 

Outcomes / Children will: 

  • Challenge extremist perspectives and consider alternatives to violence as a way of resolving problems.

  • Reflect on the role of the media, social media, gossip and rumour in contributing to perceptions and attitudes so that they understand that there are multiple points of view.

  • Discuss the impact and application of the 5 fundamental British Values.

“A superb piece of drama that told a poignant message relevant to today’s world. Fantastic, meaningful discussion on the five British values that we want our children to respect, for themselves and for society as a whole.” 

Year 5 teacher, Whitehouse Common Primary

     To book or Enquire

"I learnt about being manipulated. You have to

know someone before you can trust them."

Year 6 pupil

Touring: Summer 
Runtime: 90 Minutes 
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop

Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom 


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