ONLINE SAFETY IN A DAY

A drama day can be a fantastic way to explore the complex and sensitive issue of Online Safety, giving both pupils and staff chance to learn and develop in a creative and exciting way.

We love working with schools on Online Safety – and we work hard to keep up to date on current apps, games, memes and more!

If you’re interested in an Online Safety day then you can choose from two options, either a Learn and Present Day or an Explore Day, depending upon how many children you’d like us to work with and the impact you’d like to have.

Explore Day

An Explore day takes an exciting and participatory approach, allowing you to offer up to 6 classes an action packed workshop which explores online safety issues and gives each child practical solutions to keep themselves safe.

We can work with the whole school across a day, offering each class a workshop where they’ll consider the consequences of unsafe internet use and work together to develop their skills and understanding.

You can split an Explore Day into either:

  • 2 workshops – 2 classes get a full half day with our practitioner.  Perfect for a focus day with a 2-form entry year group.  We ask both teachers to feed into bespoke planning to ensure learning outcomes are specific to each class.
  • 4 workshops – 2 workshops in the morning and 2 in the afternoon for 4 classes of up to 35 children.  Teachers are asked for specific learning outcomes as each class receives a full hour session.
  • 6 workshops – 6 much shorter sessions for 6 different classes, to give everyone a quick overview and some practical ideas for online safety and responsibility.  There is no bespoke planning for this format, but we do ask you to provide us with some general school objectives.

An Explore Day is also the perfect accompaniment to our performance Back to the App.  Many schools book Back to the App for KS2 and an Explore Day for KS1.

Find out more about Back to the App here: https://altru.co.uk/portfolio/back-to-the-app-a-new-online-safety-performance/

Learn and Present Day

A Learn and Present Day helps children to explore and understand the dangers associated with internet and social media use, and to celebrate all the great things about the internet and being connected.

During a full school day children work with an Altru practitioner to develop their skills and understanding. They feed their ideas into the content of the day and create a play that is totally personal to them and their understanding. At the end of the day they showcase their learning to their audience – spreading the message much wider across the school.

The structure of a Learn and Present day:

– We start with warm ups and ‘getting to know you’ activities
– Then we move on to exploring the topic, through games and activities.
– We begin work on the play – the class include their own ideas and opinions and develop scenes, songs, poems and raps to go into the performance. Children are not given scripts, lines are delivered aurally and remembered through action & repetition – this makes the Play in a Day format totally accessible and inclusive.
– We reinforce learning and understanding throughout the day through questioning, break out activities and plenary games.
– Children are given costume and props and we integrate music during the day too!
– Around 2:30pm your invited audience arrive – this can be another class, the rest of the school and/or parents.
– The performance takes place – children put everything they’ve learnt into practice.
– Following wild applause, children are presented with a certificate and your class teacher gets a lovely resource pack of follow up activities to do in class.

“Superb; the children really enjoyed it! Highlighted false identities particularly when online gaming. Really encouraged ALL children to think about safety online. 10/10”  Knowsley Village Primary, Knowsley.

We encourage you to invite parents to the Online Safety Learn and Present performance, as parents will learn a lot from their children and the day may open up a good dialogue about internet safety.