A collaboration with The Alnwick Garden drug education team. Gibber develop our already effective ‘Reality Road Show’ delivery model to explore issues around internet safety, and in particular online grooming. This project was paid for with money from donations by visitors to the poison garden.
Students undertake a tour of The Alnwick Garden and gain first hand experience of invisible theatre. They participate in a series of dynamic, hard hitting scenarios. These feature a young female actor who portrays 14-year-old Megan in search of her online boyfriend. As the tour unfolds it reveals that the interesting, good looking 16-year-old student Dan who Megan has fallen for online is a 40-year-old man. This man has lied about himself, his age and his interests to gain her trust and build a relationship with her with the intention to sexually abuse her.
To create a ‘music festival’ buzz in The Alnwick Garden the tour also uses music, multimedia and bespoke films. These are juxtaposed with the hard-hitting issue of grooming to engage with young people in a credible, fun way. As a result this further enhances the learning objectives whilst empowering students. Helping them to make healthy life choices and signpost them to further information and support should they need it.
“Sexting and online grooming is an extremely important issue to raise with young people and we are extremely grateful that Gibber were able to communicate this to our students in such a relatable way. In The Alnwick Garden… we are quite literally blown away! The messages given will have a lasting impact”
Teacher, Ashington High School
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