THE PIECE WAS WRITTEN FROM THE REAL STORIES AND THOUGHTS THE YOUNG PEOPLE SHARED, AND IS PERFORMED BY ACTORS.
The objective of the schools tour is to inform students of what HIV is, and how people can live with it. It destigmatises the disease and explores issues including telling a partner about your HIV, the challenges of medication adherence and the social impacts HIV can bring to young people's lives.
The project is aimed at Year 7 upwards and connects directly to the National Curriculum subjects of Citizenship, Drama and PSHE.
Our FREE offer for your schoolWe are offering secondary schools a day visit that will include two student focused sessions and one Continuing Professional Development session for teachers and staff.
The Life Growing Up team is made up of three actors and a professional CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association) facilitator with in depth knowledge of the facts around HIV.
Each session will include:
- A 15 minute live performance of Life Growing Up by three professional actors
- An hour long workshop led by a CHIVA facilitator and supported by the actors – this will look at how to use text and performance to relay a strong message and to represent neglected voices
- A 15 minute facilitated Q and A around the issues raised
- An education pack exploring the issues discussed providing further learning resources for teachers to use alongside a screening of the film of Life Growing Up which is available free on-line
This is a pilot project for a planned larger roll-out and will therefore be fully subsidised through funding accessed by CHIVA and Turtle Key Arts.
The Life Growing Up performance was premiered in Amsterdam at the World Aids Congress and the film premiered at the British Film Institute on World Aids Day 2018. A partnership project between CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association), writers and directors Sarah Sutcliffe and Danny Scheinmann, Turtle Key Arts and the Lyric Hammersmith with funding from ViiV Healthcare.