‘Freedom is never given voluntarily by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed’.
In their Performing Arts lessons, Year 8 students are exploring the concept of Freedom and what it means to be free in the 21st Century. They have been given a quote from Martin Luther King - ‘Freedom is never given voluntarily by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed’. After much research and discussion, groups are devising pieces of theatre around themes such as: the Black Lives Matter Movement, Forced Marriages, the Civil Rights Movement, LGBT Rights, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Students are developing transferable skills such as creativity, project management, focus, and critical thinking whilst also learning to communicate and educate through the exciting medium of theatre.