Arc news: February 2017
Arc Presents Lucky Me!
This February we are delighted to begin touring Lucky Me - our new performance programme using interactive theatre to explore mental and physical health and wellbeing for students in Havering schools.
Fully-funded by Havering Clinical Commissioning Group and touring to both primary and secondary school audiences in the London Borough of Havering, Lucky Me is an exciting new drama programme for young people. Using Arc's brand of participative Forum Theatre, the programme is designed to be fun and engaging, whilst helping schools address the recommendations of the PHSE Association around Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.
Dylan, Orlando and Zelina are three typical 10 and 11-year-olds... not that such a thing exists ... but wildlife presenter Davina Attenborough has been contracted to produce a programme on the life of the young human in its natural habitat. She soon discovers that although these three have similar backgrounds and levels of ability they differ vastly in their outlook and levels of activity. Which will be happier, healthier and the most fulfilled? Who is the real 'Lucky Me'?
Feedback from Havering teachers:
"It gave the children lots to think about and what they could do to help themselves and their friends in order to have a balanced, healthy lifestyle."
"The students were entertained for the whole hour. The session provided a platform for additional discussion around the topics."
"The students were engaged throughout the whole performance from start to finish. Making the performance interactive and including the students was fantastic, they all responded well to this and came up with some brilliant ideas."
Photos, right: Actors Jordan Barrett, Ria Knowles and Dylan Kennedy, and above: Natalie Smith in Lucky Me (with thanks to Sanders School)
To find out if your school is eligible for FREE Arc programmes, contact Theresa Snooks at Arc Theatre on 020 8595 8509.