A group of students at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls and Harris Garrard Academy have taken part in drama workshops covering gender, sex and the law, explicit imagery and consent.
Statistics show that young people between the ages of 15-16 are most likely to experience relationship abuse.
Alex Cooke, Artistic Director at Little Fish Theatre, said: “Our work shifts the focus to the young people themselves and all the positives they will gain from not taking part in risky or abusive behaviour. This creates an environment
where young people feel relaxed, completely accepted and safe to explore their opinions.”
Kim Ferran, a science teacher and careers lead at Harris Garrard Academy, added: “Two students told me it was the coolest thing they had ever done, and I noticed a distinct maturity in their interactions with myself and other students afterwards."