At the Town Council meeting on the 14th of March, the Town Council agreed to pay for the Chelsea’s Choice production at Belper School.
The production will be seen by three year groups during April 2017.
‘Chelsea’s Choice’ is an internationally renowned, hard-hitting production that has proven highly successful in raising awareness around the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation. The play has now been seen by hundreds of professionals and over 600,000 young people throughout the UK.
The School said “We are delighted and grateful for the Town Council’s support of the Chelsea’s Choice production. This is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking performance that addresses some difficult contemporary issues.”
It tells the story of a group of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea. Chelsea was a 15 year old girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, met a guy called Gary. Gary was kind, understanding, had a nice car, had his own flat and listened to her. Unfortunately Gary was not what he seemed to be! Chelsea’s story is played out and examined by the three students who, along with their teacher, attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.
Nathalie Walters, Chief Executive, Safe and Sound Derby said: “Raising young peoples’ awareness of child sexual exploitation is key in helping to prevent them from becoming victims of this crime. AlterEgo’s safeguarding drama, ‘Chelsea’s Choice’, does this by creatively tackling the issue of child sexual exploitation, exploring the different ways that young people can be drawn into abusive relationships and illustrating some of the consequences.”