Photgraphy: Graeme Braidwood
British Values, PSHE, Safeguarding, Literacy, Transition: Primary to Secondary
Age Group: 9-12
Addresses requirements of Key Stage 2 curriculum:
Speaking and Listening.
Split Second is a participatory performance for primary school children aged 8-13 which will explore the causes and consequences of knife crime.
The programme takes place in the ring of a boxing club and explores the story of two young people and how a split-second decision to carry a knife has an impact on their lives. The children are asked to comment on the decisions the characters have made, offer advice and investigate how and why some young people feel the need to carry knives.
Challenge attitudes towards carrying knives and other weapons.
Identify choices and consequences with regard to carrying knives.
Practice strategies to resist peer influence and resolve conflict.
“A brilliant and effective workshop that helped the children think about the serious consequences of their actions. It explored the difficult topic of knife crime in a way where children understood the impact without it being too graphic.”
Yr. 6 Teacher, Wardend Primary School
Access a comprehensive resource pack with follow-up activities which allow you to expand on learning from the workshop after our visit.
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Touring: Spring Term
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Audience Capacity: Maximum 35 students per workshop
Requirements: School Hall or Large Cleared Classroom
LIVE SHOW INFORMATION
THE PLAY HOUSE IS GRATEFUL FOR FUNDING SUPPORT FROM THE WEST MIDLANDS VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT ON THIS PROJECT, TO START IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT KNIFE CRIME WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE MIDLANDS.