Divided City - West Dunbartonshire
Divided City explores religious tension in Scotland through a gripping tale about two Glaswegian boys, one Celtic fan, one Rangers fan, who must find their own answers in a divided world. First performed at the Citizens Theatre in 2011, the project has engaged with over 20,000 young people, their teachers, families and local communities in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.
The highly-successful project will take its message of friendship and tolerance to Primary 7 pupils in twelve West Dunbartonshire schools from September 2016 – March 2017.
Funded by Scottish Government’s Safer Communities Tackling Sectarianism Fund.
Pupils and teachers from 12 West Dunbartonshire schools are taking part in theatre workshops, classroom lessons and performances based around the novel by Theresa Breslin. Primary 7 classes from denominational and non-denominational schools will work together in pairs over 10 weeks rehearsing the play and undertaking additional classroom sessions exploring sectarianism and its effects on their community.
Teachers will participate in CPD sessions led by Citizens Theatre Learning staff and Sense Over Sectarianism and will be provided with Divided City scripts and resource packs, equipping them to be able to continue to explore the issues raised in the play with their pupils and use more drama and theatre in their practice.