Making a drama out of a crisis

Making a drama out of a crisis

Drama students at Northamptonshire’s Rushden Academy are using their theatrical talents to educate key stage 2 and 3 pupils about online safety.

Year 12 and 13 BTEC pupils have written, choreographed and produced two theatre in education shows to highlight problems young people may face when using the internet.

Under the name “Inspire Theatre Company”, they have performed the short plays Send and Update at county primary and secondary schools that are part of the Education Fellowship Trust, which Rushden also belongs to.

Jordan Ede, head of performing arts at the academy, said: “The students and I are very proud of the work that has been created and the fantastic responses we have had.

“The cast were determined to create something that would both entertain and educate audiences and they have definitely achieved this.”

Pic: Sixth form Rushden Academy drama students line up for one of their Theatre in Education performances