Crew Rosa Parks have been looking at the use of social media. We have looked at both the positive and negative impacts that social media can have. They have looked at their own use and have made pledges such as:-
I pledge not to go on social media/phone after 8pm
I pledge not to go on social media as much as i do
I pledge to warn others about their use of social media
I pledge to pay more attention to my family
I pledge to listen to others and concentrate what is going on around me.
We will regularly revisit the social media pledges that they ALL made.
With these pledges in mind we incorporated the arts into our Crew sessions, using drama and freeze frame techniques to present some of the negative impacts of social media.
The two groups came up with their own ideas to dramatise. In the photos above Alfie is an actor on the screen in a cinema, the rest of the group are portraying the audience who are not paying attention to the screen, they are more interested in their phones.
In the second group Sareena is showing the frustration of someone not receiving an expected reply to a message on social media and throwing her iPad to the floor. In the background Holly and Maddi are portraying visibly upset youngsters who have received unkind comments on a Facebook post. Guraaj is pointing out to Elijah and Fin that they are looking at illegal websites for their age.
It was a really enlightening and enjoyable few Crew sessions. I have some natural performers, We may see their name in lights one day!!