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'Life' - Ballajura Community College Showcase

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation's high school team 'Theatrical Response Group' (TRG) have been working with students from Ballajura Community College to tackle important social issues through devising theatre.

TRG encourages students to present and workshop their own ideas, on solving the issues that are important to them and their school. We are very proud to invite the community to view Ballajura Community College's play 'LIFE' on Wednesday 17 October. 

Relationships are difficult. Even adults struggle to get them right – and they’re especially complicated when coupled with things like bullying, substance abuse and social media.

Using the principals of Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, BCC Year 10 Drama students have been exploring topics such as anxiety, peer pressure and anger management, researching, discussing and developing them into a powerfully relevant theatre piece, focusing on the main themes of healthy vs unhealthy relationships.

Within the devising process, the students were able to create and structure various scenes which they then analysed in depth in order to create a storyline. Throughout the process the students have approached these complex issues with great insight, maturity, skill and creativity.

The topics discussed in the piece ‘LIFE’ come directly from the students’ own reflections, understandings and experiences of these issues.

Please join us in collaborating with students from Ballajura Community College to investigate strategies for young people to stay safe and make stronger, more empowered choices.

When: Wednesday 17 October, 6pm.

Where: Ballajura Community College - Illawara Cresent, Ballajura.

(Language Warning – please be aware that there is mild course language and strong themes in this piece).


Thank you for your support of this program which works with young people to address vital social issues, and their impact on their communities, empowering young people to take a stand, becoming spokespeople for their peers and leaders for change around complex topics.


Related links:

Theatrical Response Group - Performances for Secondary Schools

Theatrical Response Group - Intensive workshops

Theatrical Response Group - Remote media intensives


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