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RECONNECTING LINCOLNSHIRE

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education is working with Shooting Fish Theatre Company (Lincoln), cultural solutions UK and Taylor Made Arts on a programme of learning for year 6 and 7 children. This work has included many phases all investigating key themes of identity, spiritual development, world religions, and cultural views.

 

The project challenges pre-existing views and encourages young people and their local community to have courageous conversations about citizenship using social and moral scenarios.  

In 2019 this resulted in a touring production of a newly-commissioned Theatre in Education show called Our Place that led in 2021 to the development of the new national Empowering Voices strand.

 
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WHY THE PROJECT IS NECESSARY

 

Lincolnshire is one of the least ethnically diverse counties of the United Kingdom (98.5% of the population describe themselves as "white"). In a post- Brexit landscape, schools in Lincolnshire have experienced challenges relating to the teaching of British values, diversity, religion and citizenship.
 
Our work offers schools and their local communities greater knowledge and awareness, opportunity to discuss, experience and understand more about a range of cultures and traditions.
By working with professional artists, the project’s bespoke methodology incorporates the arts as a mechanism for positive engagement, development and understanding.