Theatre Royal Wakefield are part of the National Theatre's new initiative Speak Up. This is a three-year nationwide project for schools, which will see young people working in collaboration with local artists and teachers to lead creative projects in response to issues that are most important to them.
Trinity Academy Cathedral are one of five Wakefield Schools participating in Speak Up. Check out two cutting edge films the students and teachers made with Matt Woodhead and Fly Girl Films. The young creatives from Cathedral conducted interviews, edited scripts, learnt lines, storyboarded location ideas, recorded audio, chose soundtracks and acted in these films exploring sexual harassment and mental health. Through the film making process they have opened up a dialogue within school about some of the most pressing issues facing young people today. As well as sharing the films at the Wakefield Art Walk in July 2022 , the students plan to share them across their school , with others schools in Wakefield and at film festivals.
a moment to watch the films, reflect and share them with others. Let us Speak
Up and open up important conversations.
To learn more about the project click here.
Chimp in my brainWe all have a chimp in our brain. Sometimes the chimp is loud , sometimes quiet, sometimes kind and sometimes cruel. What do we need to do to accept the chimp just as we hear them? It may be time to hold the chimp's hand and invite them to dance with you.
After school hours and group of students meet in an empty hall. Coming together in solidary they share their lived experiences and acknowledge the similarities in a range of different spaces. These students are speaking up and advocating change!
Age guidance 11+
This film contains references to sexual harassment. Viewer discretion is advised