What we've been up to this month:

Students from two sixth form colleges in Waltham Forest brought audiences to their feet last month with their powerful, thought-provoking performances exploring hate crime and extremism.
 
This was the culmination of Shout Out, a project which began with talks from a former far right extremist and from Community Inc., looking at the impact of extremism on its victims and the wider community. Facing History & Ourselves then delivered a series of workshops exploring identity, and we led drama sessions with the young people in which they devised their creative responses. 
 
With the input of a theatre director, the students’ plays were showcased at a specially commissioned festival at Applecart Arts as part of National Anti-Hate Crime Awareness Week.
 
"This was a great opportunity for my students. They thought that they couldn't create a show in just a few weeks' time but then they realised that it was possible and this made them proud and also ready for the upcoming projects and exams." - Teacher, Sir George Monoux College