On Friday 22nd Feburay, 4 of the ALNS Drama Ambassadors – Laura Spurgeon, Sienna Saunders, Tally Vernier and Olivia Hammond performed at the Stonewall training at Charter Academy. The training was for Primary teachers exploring “Celebrating difference and challenging homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in Portsmouth Primary Schools” ALNS students opened the event performing 4 powerful monologues using the words of real young people who had experienced these issues. They were exceptionally powerful and moving. One Headteacher said “I was in awe and wonder of the secondary pupils’ dramas”.
The students showed real maturity in their exploration of a very sensitive topic and they performed like true professionals in front of about 40 teachers.
They will be doing it again on Friday for the training for secondary teachers.