|Helping Merton Students Control Anger|
Local trust helps with pupil's social skills
A project aimed at helping Merton secondary school students better communicate and understand their anger is being run by the Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust.
The SAFE project will use a range of creative mediums such as art, drama, forum theatre, painting, physical theatre and movement, students will develop effective anger-management skills that will help them to improve social skills and self-confidence.
The SAFE project will aim to overcome these behavioural issues by working with students who have been excluded from mainstream schools for severely disruptive behaviour.
The creative work produced after these activities will be used in the final 'Wrap/Unwrap' exhibition from 1pm-3pm on Thursday March 29 at Vestry Hall, Mitcham.
The exhibition will offer participating students the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings regarding the project, gain closure and celebrate all that has been achieved and overcome. The art work will also be auctioned at the event, with the proceeds going directly towards covering the cost of further creative activities for the young people who have been involved in the project.
"WCTT aims to give young people in the area a safe and creative outlet for their emotions. We believe creativity is more powerful than destruction and the SAFE project will help students channel disruptive emotions to let off steam."
March 15, 2012