Every year ALNS Theatre Company run by the BTEC Acting students stage a thought provoking piece of issue-based theatre to an invited audience. This year they chose to workshop the play “One Million to Stop the Traffik” by Mark Wheeler.
One million to… STOP THE TRAFFIK tells true stories of people who are trafficked. Sunni and Whinney just 6 and 8 years old were sold by their parents and their story inspired the formation of STOP THE TRAFFIK. “People should not be bought and sold” became their mantra. One Million to… STOP THE TRAFFIK goes on to tell the incredible true story of their determined quest to get 1,000,000 signatures to enable them to go to the United Nations and call on governments to fight human trafficking.
It is a powerful and challenging piece of theatre that the group worked incredibly hard on in rehearsals to do justice to these real stories of human trafficking. The piece is very physical and different to anything that the class had worked on before but they did it is justice presenting a powerful and thought provoking piece of theatre that truly represented some of the core values of ALNS as a Rights Respecting School.
Article 35 of the UNCRC: Governments must ensure children are not abducted or sold