Albany Academy Year 8 and 9 students were educated on the theme of child sexual exploitation thanks to the Theatre company Alter ego creative Solutions. The theatre company, who are touring their play ‘Chelsea’s choice’ performed the powerful and innovative play to the Albany students.
The play highlights the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The production shows how young people, boys and girls, are groomed by adults for the purposes of sexual exploitation using various methods, ensnaring young people and eventually taking complete control and dominating their whole lives.
Albany students were able to gain a better understanding of the affect sexual exploitation has on a young person's life. Mr Crowther, Assistant Headteacher and head of the pastoral team at Albany, said “The students watching the performance were transfixed by both the subject matter and the actors performances. CSE is such an important issue, and one that we teach about through their Life Studies lessons. I am sure that the messages given in Chelsea’s Choice will stay long in students’ memories.”
The play has been seen by thousands of young people & hundreds of professionals & has proven highly effective at covering a range of topics such as, What makes a healthy and unhealthy Relationship? What is consent? How can students use the internet safely? And where can students go for help?