Lincoln Academy of Dramatic Arts
Theatre in Education

Beat The Bullies!

National Anti Bullying Week - 15th - 19th November 2010

This tour completely sold out so book now for 2011 to avoid disappointment.

National Anti-Bullying week is an excellent opportunity to tackle the important issues and potential impact of bullying and discrimination.

Our interactive and engaging drama based workshops are designed to stimulate discussion and empower your students to understand the different areas of bullying and discrimination.

The theme for this year’s National Anti Bullying Week is:

"Taking Action Together"

Taking Action Together Performance Workshop – 90 mins

Watch, engage and respond!

This workshop will focus on the importance of working together, the impact of society working collectively to make positive changes. Due to the continuous progressions in technology and communications there will also be a focus on some elements of Cyber Bullying, as we feel it is important to raise awareness that all forms of Bullying are wrong and unacceptable.


The workshop will be led by two professional actors/facilitators. The students will then be invited to a discussion to discuss the importance of working together and how, as people living within society we are all responsible for our individual actions. There will be an opportunity to discuss Cyber Bullying and to clarify what is and what is not acceptable to post on social networking websites, emails, instant messages or blogs and the use of mobile phones in the form of phone calls and text messages.

We are flexible...the subject matter of the scripts can be tailored to cover bullying issues that have been identified by your school to increase the relevance for your students.


Give the Students a voice!

This thought provoking workshop uses dynamic exercises and role play scenarios devised by the students drawing from their own experiences.

Through varying exercises the facilitators invite the students to discuss and explore the many ways people can be bullied. How bullying spirals out of control, and the importance of informing someone whether you are the victim, witness or the bully yourself. Awareness will be raised on the impact bullying has and the repercussions in later life on victims and bullies alike.


Scenes and situations will be played out by the students in an improvised manner to provoke discussion and deepen understanding. Using current/topical characterisations and situations, the students will find they are able to relate to the messages being communicated and will leave engaged and enlightened.

The students will experience led based exercises in groups and individually which explore the many thoughts and feelings of a bully, victim and a witness. Questions will be raised such as:

Who gets bullied?

Why do we bully?

Why do we allow ourselves to be bullied?

What can we do to try and eradicate bullying?

Using theatrical forms the students will work on communication skills and how to convey these issues both physicality and through the spoken word. The workshop intends to develop personal expression, individuality, respect and responsibility whilst strengthening the student’s empathetic side.

By the end of the workshop student should have an understanding of the importance of sensitivity, empathy and respecting individuality. The workshop aims to build confidence by encouraging students to express their thoughts and feelings creatively in a safe environment.


We are able to offer up to three workshops a day.

Book now to avoid disappointment. Call 01522 837246 for any enquiries or to make a booking.

Previous Anti bullying weeks

Anti Bulling Week 2009

'Move Over Bullies!' - We're Making a Dramatic Difference!

National Anti-Bullying week 16th - 20th November 2009

National Anti-Bullying week is an excellent opportunity to tackle the important issues and potential impact of bullying and discrimination.

Our interactive and engaging drama based workshops are designed to stimulate discussion and empower your students to understand the different areas of bullying and discrimination.

"LADA are professional in their manner, are happy to work alongside the students and are flexible in order that they suit each particular group" Course Leader, Newark College

All our workshops are run by trained and skilled actors/workshop facilitators who have CRB screening. We create a fully bespoke package to suit your specific aims and help you achieve your goals.

We are able to deliver upto 3 workshops in one day.

Cyber Bullying Performance Workshop - 90 mins

Watch, Communicate and Learn!

An engaging and interactive workshop using live performance and drama based devices to explore this year's theme of Cyber Bullying.

Two trained and experienced actors/facilitators will perform two engaging scenes that involve young people being affected by Cyber Bullying. Each script is treated with a discussion of the issues raised in the scene followed by forum theatre devices in which students are invited to 'role play' in the scene to resolve/pacify the situation.

Through facillitator led discussion, the students are invited to discuss areas of online bullying. A strong focus is made on empathising with the resons behind bullying and understanding the need to respect each other's individuality. Alongside this focus the session will highlight the safety issues of online communication - firmly establishing an understaning that there is a real person on the other end and if you wouldn't say it face to face you shouldn't put it in an email, blog or online message!

We are flexible...the subject matter of the scripts can be tailored to cover bullying issues that have been identified by your school to increase the relevance for your students.

"They ran the workshop very professionally and was easy to relate to...I enjoyed learning!"

GCSE Student

Improvisation Workshop - 90 mins

Let your students speak!

This thought provoking workshop uses dynamic exercises and role play scenarios devised by the students from their own experiences.

Through exploration excercises the facilitators invite the students to sensitively establish the many areas of bullying on and offline and the ways in which bullying may manifest itself, from the subtle to the severe. This workshop is an opportunity to widen the students' understanding of bullying and discrimination and to enlighten them to the impact it causes.

Scenes and situations will be played out by the students in an improvised manner to provoke discussion and deepen understanding. Using current/topical characterisations and situations, the students will find they are able to relate to the messages being communicated and will leave engaged and enlightened.

"I felt it was much easier to understand the message by seeing it played out by actors during a pleasant and relaxed session that got the message though effectively"

Student

Themes and Games Workshop - 60 mins

Explore and Respond!

A shorter, yet explosive, workshop led by one actor/tutor. The session involves exercises and games focusing on the themes and feelings evoked from bullying. This workshop intends to develop empathy and understanding of individuality by empowering the students to creatively express moments.

The students are led through exercises in groups and individually which explore the feelings the bullying evokes (both as the bully and the bullied). Questions are raised during the workshop such as why do we bully? Why do we allow ourselves to be bullied? How does either side make us feel?

Using theatrical forms the students will work on communicating these issues through physicality and the spoken word. The workshop intends to develop personal expression and individuality whilst strengthening the students empathetic side.

For booking enquires please click here to make an equiry or call us on 01522 837246