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Look Before You Leap: 'shippping

Grades 8 to 9

24 July 2017 - 25 August 2017

Look Before You Leap: ‘shipping deals with relationships, sexuality, and peer pressure.

Look Before You Leap: ‘shipping pivots around the first formal social occasion on the school calendar and the pressures and temptations that such events bring to bear. The audience share with the characters the frustrations of not always fitting in, of being different, of feeling unsure of yourself, and of not being able to live up to everyone's expectations – along with some of the temptations, hardships and heartaches of trying to.

The show is an examination of early relationships, the social pressures and needs to fit in, and struggle to find and keep your own identity. The pressures brought to bear by peers, more senior learners and adults are carefully examined, as are the issues around beginning relationships.

Ultimately it's about trusting and believing in yourself, rather than giving in to the pressures around you, and getting what you really want, not what you think you do, and not becoming trapped by the expectations or pressures of others.

Look Before You Leap: ‘shipping covers the following Senior Phase NCS CAPS Life Orientation Topics:

SENIOR PHASE (Grades 8 to 9)
Topic 1: Development of the self in society
Topic 2: Health, social and environmental responsibility
Topic 3: Constitutional rights and responsibilities

Look Before You Leap: ‘shipping is presented in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, and will be running in Cape Town high schools from 24 July 2017 - 25 August 2017.

To make a booking, send us an enquiry here.


Look Before You Leap: Respek'

Grades 10 to 12

24 July 2017 - 25 August 2017

Look Before You Leap: Respek’ deals with sexuality, bullying, and discrimination.

Look Before You Leap: Respek’ is a look at teenage life through the eyes of two school friends, and their feelings, their hopes and their future – as told through their present and their past. It's about being young, and confused, and trying to find yourself, and the things that can go wrong along the way.

The two introduce us to their parents and teachers, their successes and failures, and most importantly, their classmates. We share with them the frustrations of not being 'prefect', of not always fitting in, and of not being able to live up to everyone's expectations - and some of the hardships and heartache of trying to. We experience them trying to put all of the pressures into perspective, so that they don't end up with their heads constantly over a toilet bowl, or pregnant or HIV positive like some of their friends.

In essence the show is an essay in the formation of self. It's about making choices, the choices that are right for you, and the realisation that you are the only one who can know which are. It's also about where to find the strength to make them, especially when those decisions are hard, unpleasant or unpopular ones.
 
Look Before You Leap: Respek’ covers the following FET Phase NCS CAPS Life Orientation Topics:

FET PHASE (Grade 10 to 12)
Topic 1: Development of the self in society
Topic 2: Social and environmental responsibility
Topic 3: Democracy and human rights

Look Before You Leap: Respek' is presented in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, and will be running in Cape Town high schools from 24 July 2017 - 25 August 2017.

To make a booking, send us an enquiry here.

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