In performance and interactive debate, our story addresses problems of grooming, radicalisation and violent extremism.
*Now available for virtual delivery or with social distancing.
Click above to view the trailer for Shadow Games
What We Offer
A performance-based outreach programme for schools, colleges and community settings. Suitable for audiences aged 13+ years, Shadow Games is recognised by the Home Office as an example of good practice in exploring key issues raised by the Prevent strategy.
Our approach promotes the safeguarding and resilience of our communities and counteracts negative stereotypes through creative engagement and critical learning. Our audiences are encouraged to 'hot-seat' the characters, question their motives and discuss questions of innocence and guilt in a structured courtroom debate.
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Socially Distanced Delivery
From October 2020
For a socially-distanced delivery, we offer screening of the Shadow Games film followed by a workshop and debate session in your setting. Our team will comply with your organisation's safety protocols.
From November 2020
For a virtual delivery we offer access to the Shadow Games film, online learning resources, studio recording of workshop and debate and interactive questionnaire for students.
Performances for Larger Audiences
From January 2021
For this delivery model, we offer a live performance followed by an interactive workshop and debate with the audience.
"Definitely. The best type of reflective practice I ever saw was between Second Waveand TSG. Both the police officers and young people involved got so much from it so I am a huge advocate of it."
Chief Insp Jack Rowlands
"Brilliant, original, engaging workshop by Second Wave Youth Arts on the issues around vulnerability and extremism!"
Woodbridge High School
"Thank you to Second Wave who spent the day at Newham College delivering a great drama based 'PREVENT' outreach performance to our students, supporting our efforts of raising awareness of the world of extremism and radicalisation."
"Last Friday our Year 9s engaged in a drama workshop from @SecondWave1 about the dangers of online grooming. An informative session from a fantastic youth theatre group. Thank you."
Register Your Interest
What happens next...
We know these times are uncertain and we are keen to work closely with you to deliver a bespoke package to you. Please register your interest by filling out our brief form. A member of staff will then contact you to further discuss your requirements.