Birds and Bees Digital Package

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School

£440-£740*

Birds and Bees Schools Pack

One click and it’s gone too far, far too fast.
As explicit photos of the school’s ‘it’ couple go viral, and real-world consequences of online life spread, so do everyone’s opinions.

Leilah is starting to wonder if her Instagram feels more like a burden than ‘living her best life’.

Aarron is learning how to be a man online and it’s starting to feel toxic.

Maisy’s not that into sex, thank you very much. So why’s everyone always talking about it?

Billy’s queer and proud, accepted by their friends but ignored by the education system. They’re tired of feeling invisible.

Thrown together in detention, will these four look past their differences, tackle some scary questions and realise their own power to make change?

Award-winning writer Charlie Josephine’s new play fuses spoken word, a specially commissioned soundtrack and explores the complicated nature of teenage relationships.

Suitable for ages 14+
In Association with Soho Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England

Photo credits: Helen Murray

Creative Team

Cast

Ike Bennet plays Aarron

Ike trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Credits include: CHIGGER FOOT BOYS (Tara Arts/ StrongBack Productions) TWELTH NIGHT (CSSD), DEATH IN PARADISE (BBC/Red Planet Pictures), CURFEW (Sky/ Tiger aspect) and Vera (ITV).

Narisha Lawson plays Leilah

Narisha’s credits include: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (The Nottingham Playhouse), ROOTS (BBC Radio 4), AS DEAD AS IT GETS (Life Aer Films Ltd), COUNTY LINES (Geese Theatre), TOWN MOUSE AND COUNTRY MOUSE, (Nottingham Playhouse), AMY & THE NLC (NBC Universal), Girl, THE HEIGHTS, (National Theatre Connections), DOCTORS (BBC).

Ida Regan plays Maisy 

Ida trained at Manchester School of Theatre. Her credits include: CORAM BOY, WE HAPPY FEW, DYSTOPIA987, 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, TWELFTH NIGHT, (Manchester School of Theatre), JUSTIN, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO US? (BBC New Creatives) WOEBEGONE, Studio Salford.

EM Williams plays Billy

EM trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Their credits include: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (National Theatre), CAPTAIN CORRELLI’S MANDOLIN (West End - Harold Pinter Theatre), DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), THE BOOK OF DRAGONS (York Theatre Royal); THE SELFISH GIANT (Arcola Theatre); LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES’ ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND (The Vaults) and PRINCESS MONONOKE (New Diorama & AIIA Theatre, Tokyo).

Birds and Bees

Written by Charlie Josephine

Directed by Rob Watt

Produced by Steven Atkinson

Cast
Ike Bennett
Narisha Lawson
Ida Regan
EM Williams

Sound and Composition – Xana
Movement Director – Damilola ‘DK’ Fashola
Director of Photography – Archie Short
Production Designer – Moi Tran
Costume Designer – Moi Tran
Editor – Mark Williams
Hair and Make-Up – Ili Newson
First Assistant Camera – George Phull
Second Assistant Camera – Louise Tse Stedicam
Operator – Jacob Gerrard Gaffer – Jake Buckley
Sound Recordist / Mixer – Stephen Lee
Sound Editor – Ted White
Post Production Services – Fin London
Production Photography – Helen Murray

Filmed on location at The Albany, London

As a Theatre Company for young people, we specialise in using realistic third-person scenarios to open up safe discussions about difficult subjects. The English, Drama and PSHE schemes provided have been developed and planned alongside the creation of the Birds and Bees recorded live performance in order to enable learning at a greater depth. We have designed the Live Digital package to be as cost effective as possible for you and to give you many more teaching resources than we would normally include, with a view to saving teacher's prep time, and enabling you to teach your full class groups in school or at home through remote learning in the event of more local lockdowns.

We have checked with Ofqual and can confirm that this will meet the Drama requirements for GCSE 2021: "Permit live performance statement to be satisfied through streamed or recorded performances. Require exam boards to permit students to analyse and evaluate the work of others based on live theatre and/or streamed or recorded performances.”
 
See below for what is included in the Birds and Bees Digital Package.

*All prices are subject to VAT

**
Available when booked before 30th November. After 30th November a recording of the Q&A will be provided.

What does the Birds and Bees digital package include?

Birds & Bees supports aspects from these Areas of Study for RSE:  
• Respectful relationships including friendships
• Online and media
• Being safe
• Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

Birds & Bees complies with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which sexual orientation and gender reassignment are amongst the protected characteristics.

  • Identifying Characters and their Relationships 
  • Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
  • Recognising Social Influence (online and physical) 
  • Managing Risk 
  • Communication Strategies 
  • Choices and Pathways: Support Networks & Professional Support 

Area of Study - Written Component:
• Students will learn how to analyse and evaluate the work of live theatre makers (performers and/or designers).
• Students will understand the social, cultural and historical context in which the performance studied is set and the theatrical conventions used in creating the piece. 

  • Breaking Down the Text (analysis)
  • Analysing Contexts: Social, Cultural, and Historical
  • Interpreting Meaning
  • Theatre Terminology
  • Creative Team: Roles & Responsibilities
  • Writing a Review: An Analysis & Evaluation of Birds & Bees

English Language Area of Study for KS4
• Students will gain understanding of critical reading and comprehension and learn to identify and interpret theme
• Students will learn to evaluate the writer’s choice of vocabulary
• Students will gain understanding of presenting information and ideas 

  • Structural Analysis: What Makes a Story Work
  • Identifying Themes
  • Critical Reading and Text Investigation
  • Evaluating Language
  • Write a Review: Effectiveness of Writing
  • Persuasive Presentation (personal response / view of importance of story today)

Birds and Bees Digital Packages

Why three different prices?

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School

£490.00
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School with Pupil Premium Eligibility (PPE) of 40% or above
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School with Pupil Premium Eligibility (PPE) of 40% or above

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Secondary State School with Pupil Premium Eligibility (PPE) of 40% or above

£440.00
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Independent School
Birds And Bees Digital Package for Independent School

Birds And Bees Digital Package for Independent School

£740.00
All prices are subject to VAT

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Headteacher, Lipson Community College.

PSHE Teacher, Harris Academy Rainham

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