Resources

Hidden Teachers’ Pack

Peer Productions has worked with Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Mental Health and Wellbeing lead for the PSHE association to develop a Teachers' Pack designed to work alongside the play. This contains materials and resources for supporting lessons as well as suggestions and recommendations for working with this challenging topic.

We update the teachers pack each year with the play, the current version available to download is for the tour of Winter 2017 and the new pack is sent to those who have booked a few weeks before the tour begins. General content, however will remain very similar.

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Guide to Drama School

In response to overwhelming requests from teachers, practitioners and theatrical education experts, Peer Productions' founder and artistic director, Nina Lemon, has created an extensive Drama School guide, designed to allow educators, students and actors access to up-to-date information on the variety of Drama School options available throughout the UK.

The information in this free pack is correct at the time of release, September 2018, and is intended to provide clarity to what often otherwise proves to be a confusing and worrying stepping stone of the industry. If you need a helping hand telling your UCAS from your CUKAS, we hope that this guide provides a degree of enlightenment on the diverse and numerous opportunities available for young actors keen on pursuing a Drama School course.

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Losing It Teachers’ Pack

This musical play tells the story of a group of 18 year-olds, as they look back on their 7 years at secondary school. Developed in partnership with young people from a range of schools, this frank and inclusive, large-scale 90-minute production addresses the questions young people really want answered. Celebrating the immense success of our June 2017 public gala performance at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Peer Productions are proud to present Losing It to school audiences across Surrey this June and July.

Peer Productions provides a complimentary Teachers' Pack, a guide for educators on how best to discuss the difficult topics examined by the play in a classroom environment, in addition to containing a range of comprehensive teaching resources and student worksheets.

We update the Teachers' Pack each year in accordance with the play. The current version available to download is for the tour of Summer 2017, and the pack is sent to those who have booked a few weeks before the tour begins.

 

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High Teachers’ Pack

Written by Artistic Director Nina Lemon, High explores the personal, social and emotional consequences of drug taking. It is designed to increase young people's resilience to pressure to taking illegal substances and previously legal highs and to make them aware of the effects the drugs could have on their body, mind and relationships. Peer Productions have designed a Teachers' pack to accompany the play, this contains materials and resources for supporting lessons as well as suggestions and recommendations for working with this challenging topic.

We update the teachers pack each year with the play, the current version available to download is for the tour of Summer 2016 and the new pack is sent to those who have booked a few weeks before the tour begins. General content, however will remain very similar.

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Choices Teachers’ Pack

In 2015 Peer Productions were funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and The Surrey High Sheriff Youth Awards to deliver a series of drama workshops in 6 primary schools, designed to build Year 6 students’ resilience as they approach the move to secondary school.

These workshops explored healthy relationships, with both peers and first boyfriends/girlfriends, bullying, anti-social behaviour, smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking drugs. They were designed to empower pupils to feel more confident and assertive to make positive and healthy choices. Workshops were delivered by young, specially trained theatre artists (aged 18-20) who also served as positive role models to normalise pro-social and responsible behaviour in young people.

This Teachers’ Pack is designed to give teachers some of the tools needed to replicate the positive outcomes from this work.

In addition to our two lead funders, we would also like to thank the following councillors who funded their local schools to receive the sessions from the project:

  • Surrey County Council councillors: Claire Curran, Bill Barker and Denise Le Gal
  • Hampshire County Council councillors: Brian Gurden and Keith Chapman 

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Our Girl Teachers’ Pack

Created by Animate films, ‘Our Girl’ is a three minute film aimed at getting communities talking and acting towards putting a stop to forced marriage. The film is part animated and it features several filmed scenarios, all based on true cases of forced marriage. Forced Marriage transcends more than one culture and is prevalent all over the world including in the UK. The film helps raise public awareness with the clear message that forcing someone to marry is a breach of basic human rights and is now a criminal offence in the UK. Accompanying ‘Our Girl’ is ‘True Stories’ a six minute film with extended dramatised interviews based real testimonies from Forced Marriage victims. 

This pack is designed to be used freely by schools that have received this outreach programme and for those that have not. The exercises in this pack are designed to be used as a mix-and-match and to be used in a cross curricular way with exercises that can work in PSHE, Drama, English and Art. They can be adapted to best suit the knowledge and ability of and relevance to your students.

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