It Won’t Happen To Me and Love, Lies and Lullabies

It Won’t Happen To Me and Love, Lies and Lullabies

These two shows explore sexual health and healthy relationships.

We are delighted with the government’s announcement that sex and relationships education is to be made compulsory in all schools.

TIC Box Productions are touring an interactive theatre performance and workshop that focuses on healthy relationships and opens the doors to embedded work on sex and relationships.

Delivered by experts in this field in a completely unique way, we explore and discover those honest questions young people need to ask in a safe atmosphere whilst empowering them to make healthy decisions in their relationships, ready to move them on at the pace they want to.

The two plays are available for Key Stage 3,4,5.

Both created in collaboration with an HertsAid (HIV organisation) and funded by the Primary Care Trust both plays have toured extensively and ready at a time convenient to you.

Report by MBARC for NHS Hertfordshire, Sept. ’12, statistics show a 15% reduction in teenage pregnancy in Stevenage in the 5 years we delivered both plays.

It Won’t Happen To Me – focuses on early intimate relationships and is targeted at Year 8 upwards.  it focuses on healthy relationships, self esteem, and the choice to become sexually active as well as the sexual health choices available when that decision is made.

J is finding it hard to forge a place in a world of teenagers discovering themselves.  All he knows is he wants to ask a girl out and take those first tentative steps towards love, despite the pressure by his mates to be something he isn’t sure he wants to be. But that night his decisions take him somewhere he hadn’t planned.

‘I learnt enough to know that when I do have sex I will definitely use a condom.’  Young person.

Love, Lies and Lullabies – focuses on healthy relationships, self esteem, aspiration, teenage pregnancy and sexual health.

Laura has a great boyfriend, some fantastic friends and now a place at college doing exactly what she wants. But it seems not everyone is as happy as she is and maybe her boyfriend and friends aren’t as supportive as she thought. Especially once the truth comes out and she is forced to see a side to people she hadn’t bargained for and to reconsider everything she has ever wanted.

‘I thought I knew it all, but this has made me think again.’ Young person.

“Your passion for young people and the issues covered was evident throughout.” Kim & Amanda, Teachers.

The project has worked with over 17,000 young people so far.

4578 young people have attended either ‘It Won’t Happen To Me’ or ‘Love, Lies and Lullabies’ theatre in education sessions 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 TIE 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:

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

Project Outcomes:

  1.  15% reduction in teenage pregnancy in Stevenage over 3 year period from 38/1000 to 32/1000
  2.  In Hertfordshire under 16 conceptions are 11.3% lower than in 2009, 25% lower than in 2001.
  3. 17000 young people have been reached.
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