Tomorrow Night CSE

Tomorrow Night was a performance for young people and staff that raised awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation.

It aimed to open up dialogue and create space for difficult conversations between schools, young people, parents and the wider community. Gateacre Drama Department initially assisted All Things Considered Theatre pilot the idea just over a year ago with our students and this meant that ATC could successfully apply for funding as they had evidence that the project worked.

The performance was an incredible experience for all our students due to its unique way of staging, and making the audience truly feel a part of the events unfolding before them. The feedback session at the end of each performance was also very rewarding with all students reassessing their own behaviour of themselves or friends in aspects to their safety. We were also honoured to host the legacy event which offered a chance to share best practice within school communities across Liverpool with regards to how CSE can best be prevented and how we can encourage young people to share concerns.

We were delighted that Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE) also attended and presented. It was a fantastic opportunity to ask the experts on how we can keep our children safe.

“I wanted to express my up most thanks to your department, school and young people for supporting us to deliver Tomorrow Night: CSE. This has been a highly charged project that would not have been made possible without your support throughout. You initially let us pilot our idea with the young people and this meant that we could successfully apply for funding as we now had evidence that the project worked.

You also agreed that we could host the final event with you and this meant that we had an amazing finale to such an important project. It was however the welcoming atmosphere and flexible nature of everyone at your school which meant that we had a safe environment to bring other schools to. It showed off the best! Finally I cannot thank your young people enough for performing. It was quite amazing to see them take complete ownership and perform with confidence, conviction, integrity and consideration the words of other young people we had collected through their journey. This was definitely the highlight of the whole project. We would like to pass on to them our thanks but also how impressed we were with their professionalism. It speaks volumes about your school and your department!" Emma Bramley, ATC

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