Do we really know the consequences of our online lifestyles?
ICT through interactive, practical and social workshops.
'The Person Behind the Profile' looks at the impact of social media on young people, not negatively, but opening up forums for young people to ask questions and readdress the way they look at networks such as Facebook and twitter.
The piece was premiered at the NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) Arts Award Week, where it was received very positively, and the young people keen to discuss the positives and negatives of social media and how they wanted to be part of the performance.
'I liked it because it was funny...seeing facebook acted out''show was fantastic' 'I would see this show again' Young People Feedback 2011
This show is aimed towards secondary pupils (and also with University students,) as a way to approach discussing social media with young people. The show works within organisations and schools as part of the Every Child Matters curriculum within PSHE, speaking and listening skills, addressing and recognising language through accessible exciting theatre.
For example; Why do young people use social media? How often? If they had a problem would they write about it online? What do they think when they see certain status updates? Do they 'know' all their 'friends'?Using visual and physical theatre, workshops are active and highly interactive, all can participate whether they hear (or not!) We want to encourage free and honest discussion about this new phenomenon of friendships, not fearing or showing them as negative. We have facilitated many workshops across the country and in Guernsey, looking at creative ways to address social situations, and to develop theatrical skills.
All workshops are led by Deaf and Hearing practitioners, and with BSL (British Sign Language). The team have also worked with SEN and EAL students and by using such visual and creative communication these students often can really participate fully,
This project needs minimal teacher input; a classroom, a group of participants and the Handprint Team will gladly enthuse and explore the current obsession of social media.
Additionally the piece can fit into a one-off session, a day workshop or alternatively over 6 weeks dependant on the depth and schedule of your school.
Please get in touch to find out more, we are incredibly flexible and look forward to working in your school!
'Handprint Theatre have a keen sense and ethic underpinning all they do and would undoubtedly
provide an outstanding level of commitment and service to any school, community and youth
group or arts organisation who may wish to explore visual communication through the arts.' Creative Partnership 2011



KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18


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