Tamasha launches the Power of Persuasion resource for schools
Tamasha recently developed The Power of Persuasion, a creative learning resource for secondary schools about internet safety for young people aged 11-19. The pack has been produced as an essential free resource to accompany Tamasha’s hit production of ‘Does My Bomb Look Big in This’ by Nyla Levy. Both the play and the pack were supported by Amal. The play centres around Yasmin Sheikh, a young girl who suddenly disappears to Syria, and her friend Aisha who embarks on a mission to uncover the truth and decide whether there is any hope in Yasmin’s new-found world. At the heart of the story is the subject of online grooming and how easy the techniques of manipulation used by digital predators are to fall for.
The Power of Persuasion is a package of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education resources that include four 90-minute workshops to guide students through a series of practical drama exercises, presented as audio files by actors in role. Each workshop focuses on a different type of grooming, and seeks to highlight the persuasive tactics being used, in order to help participants recognise and resist these, should they ever come across them in real life.
The workshops can be used as a Year 9 Scheme of Learning in Drama. Likewise, student writing and scenarios created could also provide a stimulus for assessed devised performance in GCSE or A-level Drama. The pack also includes the audio recording of the play and multiple lesson plans.
Schools can download this free resource via Bloomsbury’s Drama Online website
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