Hive North have brought their OUTLOUD theatre-in-education play and workshop to our Year 7 and 8 students this week, exploring themes of diversity and discrimination around LGBT+.
The play has been seen by more than 50,000 young people across Greater Manchester. Developed in partnership with Healthy Schools (NHS Manchester), the play uses real interviews with young people in Greater Manchester and is updated annually to give a true reflection of their thoughts and experiences.
OUTLOUD has a proven track record of changing attitudes and raising awareness of homophobia, bullying and discrimination. The play is also designed to empower young LGBT+ people by celebrating diversity and discussing LGBT+ role models.
Organisers, Academy Safeguarding Officer Ms Maguire, and Assistant Principal, Ms Mullen, said, “This play and workshop has proved to be a positive and valuable experience for our students, both now and in previous years. At the Academy, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and this interactive session really helps to get students thinking about their behaviours, use of language and the idea of being an ally. Thank you to the actors from Hive North for coming in.”