Chelsea's Choice

As part of our safeguarding agenda, Alter Ego Company came into school on Wednesday 25th November 2015 to present the play ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ to years 8-13.

 ‘Chelsea’s Choice’ is a hard-hitting Applied Theatre Production that has proven highly successful in raising awareness of the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation.  The play, which has now been seen by hundreds of professionals and over 340,000 young people throughout the UK,  is followed by a Q&A / plenary session exploring the issues raised.

The play tells the story of a group of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea.  Chelsea was a young girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, was approached by a man called Gary.  Gary was older, owned a car, had a flat and treated her like an adult.  Unfortunately Gary was not what he seemed to be!  Chelsea's story is played out and examined by the three students who, along with their teacher,  attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.

Student Voice about this event: “This was really powerful. It made us think about some of these really serious issues. It is so important to know how to stay safe online and in the real world and this play helped us to do that. Thank you.”