High numbers

Worked with over 36,000 young people and 6,000 adults.

15% reduction in teenage pregnancy and High Sheriff’s Award

SCREAM project (funded by Primary Care Trust) (It Won’t Happen to Me and Love, Lies and Lullabies) toured Stevenage and Won High Sheriff’s Award. Statistics show a 15% reduction in teenage pregnancy in Stevenage in the 5 years we delivered it. Report by MBARC for NHS Hertfordshire, Sept. ’12,

4578 young people since June 2009.

96% think the issues covered (safer sex, STI prevention, alcohol and drug use, sexuality, aspirations and peer pressure) are relevant to young people today.

91% think using theatre is a good way to learn about issues.

88% said they will be able to apply what they have learned into their everyday lives.

250 staff attended the sessions and 97% would recommend other schools see the plays.

99% said it is an effective way for young people to learn about issues.

98% think the issues covered are relevant to the year group that has participated.

3280 young people in schools, colleges, special schools and religious schools.
97% thought the show was good or very good.
97% understand what homophobic language is.
92% understand what homophobic bullying is.
96% now know where to go for help if they or someone else needs it.
87% of ambassadors said they understood the impact of HBT bullying on mental health.
Feedback from students.
 “It taught us about our differences.”
“At the end because it was very emotional and I didn’t want it to end.”
“When they understood what bullying does to people.”
“When they were showing examples of homophobic bullying/language.”
“At the end when we learnt about how it was always okay to be gay.”
“Understanding what different homophobic language is.”
“My favourite part of the show is the end when they reflect on their behaviour.”

About interactive section:
“I liked that we could test out different solutions.”
“It made clearer on what was happening.”
“I found it helpful as it explained a lot.”
“I thought that bit good because we could make them do the right thing.”
“I felt empathic about our character.”
“We could experience what it was like being in that situation.”
“I liked that they asked questions which made us think outside the box.”
“Fantastic because we also took part.”

How you feel after seeing BOY:
“Knowledgeable, understanding, empathy, sorry, reflecting/upset, emotional, surprised, understanding, thoughtful, caring.”

What would you say to someone else about BOY experience?
“To never bully gay people or never bully anyone.”
“It helps you understand more about homophobia and understand how you can solve problems.”
“That you should talk to someone.”

Domestic abuse tour.

Funded by National Lottery/Tender/Essex Change 3 day workshop on domestic abuse to teenagers. Over the 3 years, 1080 young people had domestic abuse training and created their own performance for over 6,000 young people.

Bullying tour.

Funded by Uttlesford District Council Laugh and You’re Part Of It tour to 14 Essex schools to over 1,120 young people.

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