Today was a day of contrasting emotions. As a year group, we travelled to the Royal Court to see ‘Terriers’ by Maurice Bessman, where we experienced just how powerful, emotional and gripping a performance at the theatre can be.
Unfortunately, but at the same time crucially, some of the themes were quite difficult and sensitive. The play was commissioned by Merseyside Police as a way of highlighting the moral dilemmas and life changing decisions that some young boys and girls have to make. Schools and communities like ours can then use the play as a teaching tool to start discussions and answer questions before it is too late.
As a school, we aim to educate our children for the world they are / could be presented with. Safeguarding our children against gang culture is an extremely important issue in today’s society. We hope that by teaching children about the realities and dangers of it, we better prepare them to make good decisions in their futures. So, please, talk to your children, answer their difficult questions, calm their fears and let them know that they can always talk about the issues they are faced with.
Any children who are troubled or affected by the play know that they can speak to a member of our safeguarding team in school.
For more information, see https://terriersplay.wordpress.com/ or if you know of any school or community centre that would be interested in the Terriers Project, contact 0151 702 5892 or email email@example.com.