I Am Not My Box - Part Four

Wow. This is it. The final week. And what a week it’s been! Our incredible 4-week long
summer project “I Am Not My Box” has come to an end.


2020 has certainly been a year right? So, this week we have given the young people the
opportunity to reflect upon this year and look towards the future, and the world they want
to live in. They approached this challenging topic with their usual abundance of creativity,
enthusiasm and thoughtfulness. They discovered deeper meaning when creating characters
and scenes with most of them still not realising how intelligent they are. They have pushed
us as staff members to rethink the world currently as well as making us cry with laughter
when creating scenes. As always, they have been an absolute joy to work with. We have
time-travelled, danced, partied, reflected and imagined a future world… and what a world
it’s going to be when their generation are in charge. Politicians who are considerate of the
planet and other citizens as well as life-changing developments in technology with flying
devices occupying cities!

We have time-travelled, danced, partied, reflected and imagined a future world… and what a world it’s going to be when their generation are in charge.


Our groups grew in size this week with more young people joining us for Younger Youth
Theatre and the Writers. This allowed us to make even more incredible work and hear from
more young people than ever before. The writers truly blew us away this week with their
proactiveness and thoughtfulness. They captured new perspectives from 2020 in creative
and thought-provoking spoken pieces which were fantastically well researched and written.
Youth Theatre also changed as Nataliya challenged the staff to act and take part in the film
too. It was certainly a change for us all, and it took us a couple of attempts to remember our
lines and remember to keep our cameras on but we loved acting and devising alongside our creative Youth Theatre group! We hope our cameos reach their talent!

They captured new perspectives from 2020 in creative and thought-provoking spoken pieces which were fantastically well researched and written.


After hearing from the young people this week, I personally think we have a lot to be
hopeful for in the future. Not only will the future world be full of leaders, writers, artists and
performers but, more importantly, they will be kind, committed and considerate citizens
who can communicate, collaborate, and use their voices wisely.

So without further ado, I invite you to watch our phenomenal young people in action. Sit back and relax for the final time this summer as you enjoy I am Not My Box- Part Four…

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