On 28th February, we hosted the Production of Chelsea’s choice by the theatre group Alter- Ego, for all Year 8 and 9 students at the academy. The show was commissioned by the Luton Safeguarding Children Board and ALPS, and is being offered to all Year 8 students around Luton. The eye-opening play is designed to educate young boys and girls about the dangers of child sexual exploitation.
"AlterEgo’s ‘Chelsea's Choice’ is an innovative and powerful production highlighting the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation. The production shows how young people, boys and girls, are groomed by adults for the purposes of sexual exploitation using various methods, ensnaring young people and eventually taking complete control and dominating their whole lives."
– Sheila Taylor, National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People
Our students should remarkable thoughtfulness and maturity throughout the production, which is at times shocking and tragic. The excellent performances really got our students thinking and talking about healthy relationships, and how to identify the signs of an unhealthy relationship.
In the evening we hosted the production for parents, carers and professionals from around Luton. Special thanks to Michelle O'Callaghan, Safeguarding Lead, for organising the performances.