On Monday afternoon Year 9 were treated to a performance from the Alter Ego creative team which explored the topic of sexual exploitation. This was a hard-hitting play without being overly didactic or graphic and engaged the boys in a highly sensitive issue. The play focused on a real life case study showing the different stages of one young girl’s experience of being exploited. Reflecting on this caused boys to consider their own relationships, their use of social media and the internet and what to do if they ever feel uncertain or uncomfortable as they progress through adolescence. The plethora of questions the boys asked afterwards revealed how closely they had listened which caused the actors to thank them for being the ‘most mature and absorbed audience they had ever had’.
Mr J Tromans
Head of Year 9