This production and workshop for secondary schools is touring Summer 2024. Please enquire below.
Preventative education production and workshop for KS3 and KS4 focusing on social media use, sexual harassment, consent, cyberbullying, AI and pornography.
Samantha is your typical “IT girl”. Her world revolves around TikTok dances, selfies and the latest trends. She’s got a big online following and even bigger dreams.
But riding high on ‘likes’ cannot last forever and cracks start to form in her once unbreakable friendship group. Truths get digitally twisted and an explicit image of Samantha gets exposed online in a way she cannot control. Will Samantha attempt to repair the damage to her online persona, or will she sit back helplessly and watch everything around her unravel? When filters can no longer mask the mess, Samantha and her friends are forced to face the issues in their own lives and deal with the consequences.
I've already heard some really positive feedback from students and today has been really beneficial for our school. Thank you for encouraging students to take control of their own futures, to be encouragers and positive influences on each other.- Assistant Headteacher, St Luke's C of E School
This production and workshop is touring in secondary schools next autumn term. If you'd like to make an enquiry about this, use our enquiry form.
Meet best mates Dan and Jay, about to finish school and considering their career options. Dan is a rapper starting to gain exposure; Jay is an aspiring footballer with forthcoming trials for professional clubs. Both are desperate to leave ‘The Wood’, the estate where they live where gangs, crime and violence are the norm.
But everything changes when Dan is robbed by a gang and seeks revenge by joining a rival gang – and Jay reluctantly tags along. Suddenly they can earn respect and money, and ‘The Wood’ is transformed into their ‘red carpet’. The pressure is on though – rival gangs start to threaten, tensions rise and the boys must decide whether or not to carry a knife.
Our thought-provoking show and workshop programme which focuses on the complex, interrelated issues of knife crime, gang violence and self-identity.
“Switch Up challenges the audience to consider the consequences of carrying a knife. It is very much recommended for all young people to see.”- West Midlands Police
“It was sensational and moving, providing important information at a level our students could understand and engage with.”– Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Grace Academy Darlaston
“Switch Up helped us fulfil contextual safeguarding and we were able to react to recent incidents we are seeing in the community.”- Designated Safeguarding Lead, Heritage High
Theme: Mental Wellbeing, Resilience, Body Image, Self Esteem
Inspired by the magical world of “Alice in Wonderland”. This digital production responds to the urgent mental health crisis affecting young people.
Available as two separate short films packaged with workshop plans to facilitate conversation, this resource opens dialogue around mental health in PSHE lessons.
Everything is topsy turvy. With her mum always busy, her brother wrestling with anxiety, 14-year-old Alice seems to be the only one keeping her head together.
Or is she?
Bored and lonely, Alice escapes to a world so surreal that her own home seems sane by comparison. Under the shadow of the ominous Queen of Hearts, the quirky characters of Wonderland have sunk into madness and magic to cope with the chaos around them. Endless parties, unpredictable cake and existential caterpillars – in Wonderland nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.
Can Alice learn to depend upon herself to untangle the knots and navigate this strange new existence?
Inspired by the magical world of “Alice in Wonderland”, WONDERLAND responds to the urgent mental health crisis affecting young people. In a recent survey by Young Minds, 83% of young people state that the coronavirus crisis has made their mental health “worse” or “much worse”. Touching lightly upon issues such as anxiety, eating disorders and depression, the story and accompanying workshop sensitively creates a safe space for teenagers to engage with their own responses. Facilitating open and honest conversation, we hope to take the first steps towards positive mental fitness.
The production of WONDERLAND will be available as two separate filmed resources for schools to purchase and share with pupil groups as they choose. A workshop plan is also available to accompany each film, to facilitate conversation and engagement with mental health concerns, which can be utilised within PSHE lessons. The workshop sessions could either be delivered by a teacher or by a Saltmine workshop facilitator (booked at an extra cost of £150)
“I learnt that the distant feeling I felt over lockdown was actually loneliness. I now have new activities to try with friends”- Year 9 student, St Michael’s CE High School
“Pupils enjoyed the ‘Wonderland’ videos, loved the games and liked the presenters’ style.”- Assistant Head, St Michael’s CE High School
Theme: Domestic Abuse and Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
Through a performance and interactive workshop we explore what healthy relationships look like, celebrate the bravery of sharing stories and equip young people for escape and action.
Using personal stories and first-hand accounts, Faultlines is a play built on truth. Saltmine Theatre Company investigates the very first tremors of toxicity – control, gaslighting and love bombing - which often lead to physical violence and emotional abuse.
Weaving together the stories of people who have experienced domestic abuse, we reclaim their narratives - empowering audiences to notice these signs personally and in others.
Faultlines has been forged together with real life stories gifted with the purpose to educate, challenge and change lives. Through a performance and interactive workshop we explore what healthy relationships look like, celebrate the bravery of sharing stories and equip young people for escape and action.
This is about freedom.
“Fantastic day. The team were brilliant – professional and built good relationships with the students quickly.”- Wombourne High School
“Moments of desperate poignancy.”- The Scotsman