Year 7 have recently taken part in ‘Game On’ workshops, exploring how extreme ideologies, their views, opinions and their organisational tactics can impact on young people without them even leaving their bedrooms.

The pupils were led through a programme of work that used theatre techniques, presentations and discussion to enable them to develop an understanding that will provide them with an awareness to challenge racism, extreme views and beliefs that could destroy the cohesive community in their schools and surrounding areas.

The workshop helped the students to recognise and critically challenge extreme narratives and their ideologies together with exploring the pressures of social media, fake news and online gaming.

The pupils engaged very well in the activity days and the visiting presenters were extremely complimentary about our pupil’s knowledge and ability to discuss these sensitive topics.