Yesterday Year 8 had the opportunity to experience a production from Upfront Theatre company called ‘In harm’s way’. It was a interesting performance which followed the friendship of three year 9 students over a period of time and explores mental health, coping mechanisms & emotional well-being. Through separate struggles with “self-harm” in various forms including cutting, drugs, alcohol & online relationships; they explored the dangers, consequences and help available for some of these problems. The Year 8 were able to interact with the actors to ask questions and find out more information.
Overall, the production was extremely insightful and thought-provoking.