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St Edwards

Crossing Boarders

Students of St Edward’s College have used the fairy story Hansel and Gretel as a basis to explore how external influences can affect the mental well-being of the most vulnerable members of society: children.

There was once a happy place where there lived a happy family; two grown-ups and two children. The perfect nest. A cushion of comfort. But little did the family know, a powerful monster, war, would storm their home, destroy everything the family held dear, leaving the two little ones alone to make a journey across boarders and boundaries they never knew existed.

St Francis of Assisi

Fairytale Childhood

Childhood is a magical time. It’s a time of adventure, fantasy and dreams. It’s a time to be treasured, nurtured and protected. No responsibilities, nothing to worry about. But for many children, this fairytale childhood is just that – a fairytale.

Join us as we explore the harsh reality of life for one young person, and see how a life can be transformed by meeting the right person at the right time.

Kensington Primary

2 Paths

Have you ever felt like your talents have gone unnoticed? Ever felt like you do not belong? Ever felt you are not respected? Ever felt like you are not encouraged to achieve?

Kensington Community Primary School’s NOW festival children would like to show how being in a school which appreciates and accepts diversity, encourages talents and promotes living peacefully and respectfully within a community prevents such feelings. We will compare such a school with one that does not uphold these ideals and rights.

The Champions

Get Your Rights Right

The Champions are a group of young people from 4 schools, Sandfield Park School, Redbridge High School, Bankview High School and Alder Centre for Education.

They aim to raise awareness of the barriers that are faced by disabled young people and how to make a difference by making a change. They created a rap about Children’s rights and how rights promote good mental health.

“Being involved in the NOW Festival has made us think about other young people and their experiences. We have loved being involved in the Now festival -it has been fun, we have met new friends and has been great to work together as a team.”

YPAS

Scouse Nativity

Article 3 is our Scouse Nativity comedy loosely based on the nativity story, and is focused to consider the UNCRC Article 3.

Set in Liverpool, this story focusses on Mary and Joseph and their struggles to come to terms with Mary’s pregnancy and how they resolve their issues to put their child at the forefront of their decisions in his best interests.

St Edwards

Lost in the Woods

Students of St Edward’s College have used the fairy story Hansel and Gretel as a basis to explore how external influences can affect the mental well-being of the most vulnerable members of society: children.

After famine ravishes the land, leaving all blight, Hansel and Gretel are forced to brave the evils of the deep, dark woods. And then night fell. And the night was as still as stone and as cold as stone. But children are strong and manage to survive in the darkest of spaces. Join the brother and sister duo as they face the harshest of trials.

ADDvanced Solutions

This Is Us

How important are children’s rights? Do enough young people know about them and if so how can they feel empowered to call on those rights when they are not getting met?

ADDvanced Solutions youth group are a neurodiverse group of young people who explore Article 2 of the UNCRC and pose the question…. if we are all diverse then how do we ensure we are not discriminated against by others because of our uniqueness? And how can we encourage other young people to see themselves positively not despite, but because of our differences.