‘Going Country’ Is an hour-long, high impact educational presentation for year 9 students exploring issues surrounding county lines activity. The session Comprises of performance plus interactive discussion- based elements.
At the centre of ‘Going Country’ is a carefully researched and structured piece of educational theatre. This is designed to emotionally engage its audience, presenting recognisable characters, identifiable situations and risks and challenges to be overcome. The story concerns three young people and their early involvement in county lines activity. It explores how young people’s vulnerabilities are exploited and considers the effects, risks and consequences of involvement in county lines activity.
The interactive / discussion component of the presentation requires young learners offer advice to the characters from the story, and in doing so re-write the narrative for a more positive outcome.
Researched and developed with the Public Health team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council with input from other bodies including the police. The initiative is due to visit secondary schools, spring term 2021.
Exploring issues surrounding county lines activity
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