Since 2015, STC has partnered with schools within Juvenile Justice Centres in Western Sydney and regional NSW to deliver drama workshops to young people who are incarcerated. The program utilises quality literature, storytelling and theatre devising techniques to explore motivation, engagement and empathy. STC Teaching Artists work closely with classroom teachers to plan and deliver workshops that are engaging, with a focus on building self-confidence and collaborative skills.
“As trust [and] confidence developed, the boys began to demonstrate their ability to express their emotions, demonstrate compassion and imagination through creative writing and drama.”
Luciano Valeo, Dorchester Education and Training Unit