Exeter Northcott Theatre took exetreme imagination to Dawlish Community College where students took part in a workshop – Spaces to be Yourself.
The two-hour session focused on the themes and characters found in Meg Rosoff’s Young Adult novel How I Live Now. Participants were encouraged to explore how protagonist Daisy’s life is changed when she is forced to live in an environment which is totally alien to her, and to reflect on how spaces, both familiar and unfamiliar, affect their own experiences and emotions.
Featuring relaxation techniques and tools to encourage self-reflection, the workshop encouraged students to examine Daisy’s ‘capital letter moments,’ when her frustration about issues out of her control led her to react in negative and destructive ways. The group explored how this affected Daisy, and those around her.
Spaces to be Yourself was led by Workshop Leader Conor Magee and Lisa Hudson of Exeter Northcott Theatre as part of exetreme imagination’s programme of activities in schools and other education settings.