Short Films and Educational Resource Packs
Children Missing Education
Short film: Just Someone
A short film commissioned by Rochdale Borough Council with Kingsway Park High School and M6 Theatre to raise awareness of children missing in education and child sexual exploitation.
Just Someone Resource Pack and Lesson Plans
Short film: Don't Hate Me
Pupils at St. Luke's Primary School worked alongside M6 Theatre Company to produce this short film about hate crime. The film is aimed at children in Key Stage 2 and it is a fantastic resource for schools to use to raise discussions around hate crime. Don't hate me: lesson plans
Short film: Clueless
Commissioned by NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale CCG in partnership with Healthy Young Minds Rochdale, Clueless is one of a series of short, single voice plays by M6, aiming to raise awareness around, and support for mental health issues for audiences 13+.
The monologue and interactive workshop toured seven schools for two weeks in November, as well as being spotlighted at a local cultural conference.
Clueless: Resource Pack
'Honour' Based Violence
Short Film: Not in my honour
The Not In My Honour play was commissioned by Greater Manchester Police, developed and delivered by Contact, and written by award winning playwright Aisha Zia. Talented young people from local schools in Greater Manchester helped to create the finished text through a process of research, discussion, workshops and test performances. The piece widens out the issue of honour crime to include gender, identity and young people’s human rights in a way that enables audiences to reflect on the themes and see the resonances with their own lives, whatever their own background or life experience.
Not in my honour: script
Hench looks at what it means to be strong and how, for boys and young men, being strong may not always be the best way to stay well
Trailer and film
Rochdale's Children's Champion and the Youth Cabinet developed an e-safety presentation that you can download here.