We are proud to announce that Peer Productions, a unique youth arts training company, will now also be one of Tender’s National Partners.
Specialising in peer education through film and theatre, the organisation has delivered numerous arts projects to schools and youth settings in Woking and the Surrey area. The success of their work is exemplified by their rapid development into a multi-award winning agency since they began in 2006.
The organisation works on numerous levels to empower and educate young people. This ranges from the extensive groups they work with in schools and youth settings and the young people they train as peer educators all the way through to the 10,000 audience members they engage with every year.
Over the last six years Peer Productions has developed strong and far reaching relationships with schools across the region, including PRUs and specialist SEN providers, many asking them to return for a second or third time. These schools have so far received a wide variety of multi-media projects from the creative team at Peer Productions, addressing numerous current social issues including problems arising from homophobia, mental health, teenage pregnancy and eating disorders.
Peer Productions told Tender that as an organisation they are ‘dedicated to promoting gender equality and addressing gender-based violence and hope to bring about positive social change’.
Claire Knight, Company Director of Peer Productions said this of working with Tender-
“Peer Productions are really excited to be chosen as a partner for the Tender National Partnership project working with teenagers to promote healthy relationships. This project is designed to challenge young people’s perception of what a ‘healthy’ relationship is, and how to spot the signs of domestic abuse. This is an issue that Peer Productions really want to tackle, so working with Tender is the perfect match for us. We can’t wait to get started!”
Tender’s Healthy Relationships project will also help inform a new play written by director Nina Lemon on domestic violence that will tour in the coming year. This new venture will undoubtedly draw on their experiences from the project with both the sensitivity and creativity they are clearly renowned for.
Hear more from Nina, director and co-founder, on why Peer Productions were so keen to team up with Tender.
If you’d like to learn more about Peer Productions and the work they do, check out their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.