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Working with Schools

We provide a range of performances and workshops to enrich and support the school curriculum. Using innovative approaches, we aim to tackle key issues and increase achievement of young people.


We provide a range of workshop programmes and performances to enrich and support the school curriculum. Using innovative approaches, we aim to tackle key issues and increase the achievement of young people. We have a wealth of experience in delivering workshops on topics including RSE, community safety, bullying and social justice. All workshops are engaging, interactive and enjoyable for the students.

We offer a range of workshops and programmes for both primary and secondary schools, including the Speech Bubbles for children in KS1 and healthy relationships and RSE workshops for students in KS3, 4 and 5.

If you are interested in booking any of our school workshops or would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact:

Eleanor Clack, Schools Coordinator via

Drama Workshops for Primary Schools

We offer bespoke drama workshops to primary schools across Hackney.

In 2022 we delivered 13 workshops to approximately 319 students. 100% of teachers and TAs agreed that: 

  • The children enjoyed the workshops

  • The workshops supported the children’s engagement with the topic

  • The workshops were organised and communicated well



“Excellent in every way: engaging, great behaviour management skills and the children learnt too! Best thing I’ve seen anyone from outside the school do, very educational”

Y3 Teacher, St John and St James Primary School


“Children really engaged and developed confidence in expressing themselves and being creative”

Y2 Teacher, Oldhill Community School


“It was well organised, planned around our ever-changing school day, and was very engaging for the students”

Y1 Teacher, Holmleigh Primary School


“All the activities were very engaging and the children really enjoyed themselves - to the point that they even forgot they missed break!”

Y4 Teacher, Daubeney Primary School

Secondary School Offer:


Together is a new healthy relationships workshop programme for 14-18-year-olds, developed as part of Rise Up East, a partnership project funded by the Violence Reduction Unit. 

Together is designed to support students to understand:

  • What makes a healthy relationship

  • What makes an unhealthy relationship

  • Consent and rights

  • Coercive control

  • How to be assertive in an unhealthy relationship

Trained Peer Facilitators (aged 18-25) will explore these topics through the use of short films, podcasts and drama techniques.

The programme can also provide sessions addressing:

  • Identity

  • Healthy relationships with peers

  • Healthy relationships with parents

  • Keeping yourself safe


100% of teachers said they would invite us back.


“I think the session was very inclusive, fun, creative and engaging”

Y11 Student


“The people leading the session were brilliant and it was an incredibly accepting environment”

Y11 Student, Clapton Girls’ Academy


“Very informative workshop - gave us a lot of advice and very interesting. Our best one yet”

Y11 Student, Clapton Girls’ Academy


Interactions works with 13-19-year-olds who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, providing access to positive creative activities through which they can improve their academic attainment and achieve their goals.

Interactions is designed to support students who may be experiencing some or all of the following issues:

  • Inability to self-regulate emotions
  • Poor communication skills and low literacy levels
  • Preference for physical activity and kinesthetic learning
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Low career aspiration
  • Behavioural issues
  • Vulnerable to gang related activities or grooming (easily influenced)
  • Adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and as a result suffering with social, emotional and mental health difficulties

The 6-week group workshops can accommodate up to 12 students and include creative exercises to explore:

  • Identity; how participants see and present themselves, their strengths, and ambitions.
  • Positive relationships
  • Understanding emotions and developing empathy

Each workshop lasts for up to 2 hours, however, we are flexible and happy to fit in with your school timetable.

On completion of the 6-week programme, students will be invited to join weekly evening sessions, based at Immediate Theatre so that they can continue on their journey to achieving their long term goals and aspirations.


Meet the Parents RSE Workshops

Meet the Parents is an innovative peer-led project that focuses on relationships, contraception, pregnancy and the realities of parenthood. The programme has been successfully running in Hackney schools for almost 20 years.

Each workshop lasts for approx. 2 hours and we are able to deliver multiple workshops within 1 day, including delivering workshops simultaneously within multiple classes.



100% of teachers said they would invite us back .


“Really good - the level of interaction and communication with students was pitched just right”

Teacher, Haggerston


“Students felt confident to ask questions to further enable their knowledge and understanding”

Teacher, Clapton Girls’ Academy (Together programme)


“I really enjoyed the session and I had so much fun”

Year 10 student, Haggerston School (Meet the Parents)

Performances for Schools

Pressure Drop (Years 9+10)

We are producing a new professional performance targeted at Year 9 and 10 students which will be FREE to schools in Hackney and tour from 31st October - 11th November. Pressure Drop explore the pressures of growing up in London in 2022. The production will be supported by a workshops led by local young people.

Now You See Me; Now You Don’t (Year 6)

Now You See Me; Now You Don’t is a road-safety play for Year 6 students. Based on a real traffic collision, it tells the story of an 11-year-old boy called Aaron who is knocked down by a car coming home from school. The fully interactive production creates a lasting impact on the young people through a striking and dramatic central incident, and focuses on themes of transition, encouraging young people to prepare themselves for Secondary School and understand that they have increasing control over their own and other people’s safety.

NYSM toured to Primary Schools across London from 2006-2020.