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Surviving Standard Grades

Angus Council

"Surviving Standard Grades, A Parents Guide to Sanity" is a piece of Forum Theatre designed to raise awareness in parents of some of the issues that face young people studying for exams. A director worked with groups of parents and young people to identify key issues, and then worked with actors to design and perform the piece.

The actors perform scenes of common conflict, such as parental pressure, an overcrowded, noisy house and miscommunication. As this is Forum Theatre, the audience are given the opportunity to speak to members of the cast in character at the end of each scene to try and help them resolve the issue.

The use of humour has made this very popular with both parents and young people.

A DVD is being developed, along with a support pack, which will be distributed to all secondary schools in Fife and Tayside.

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