Storyhouse Women Schools Day

Storyhouse Women Schools Day

Diversity Role Models

In this workshop the Diversity Role Models team will give you a taster of their award winning LGBT+ Inclusive workshops by looking at celebrating our differences and challenging prejudice in school.  They will involve you in activities that discuss stereotypes, show how diversity is important and why no one should ever suffer discrimination or bullying in school because of any perceived difference. As part of the workshop you will also hear from their LGBT+ Role Models sharing their powerful and emotional experiences.

The Scouse Scientist

A clinical scientist working in genetics aims to inspire the next generation of girls and young women to pursue a career in STEM.

Understanding Relationships

Entering into relationships can be very confusing, everyone is different, the way two people react to each other can be different in public than in private.  How do we decide what is normal in a relationship?  How do we avoid or leave bad relationships?  Chester Women’s Aid have developed a few simple ways to introduce the topic of coercive control and open a discussion to help young people better understand relationships.

Rebel, rebel!

To the rebel girls of the world:
You are the promise,
You are the force.
Don’t step back,
And everyone will move forward.

Rebel tales performed around Storyhouse by the pupils of Grosvenor Park Academy.

T​he IT

The IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She feels them. Does it have teeth, skin, and hair as well, or is that feathers, or spikes she can feel, butting up against her organs? What is it? It makes a noise, like a lizard or a snake. No one must know about it. She has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak in case The It is heard. Then the It tries to escape from her body. She can’t let that happen. She cuts an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life ‘normally; but battling to keep The It inside of her. But she can’t contain it forever, sooner or later something’s got to give…

Presented in the style of a direct to camera documentary, this is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within, written very specifically for today and performed by The Bishops Bluecoat Church of England High School.

STEM panel discussion

A student led discussion about STEM subjects and careers, chaired by The Scouse Scientist, a clinical scientist working in genetics who aims to inspire the next generation to pursue a career in STEM.