|Workshops 1 & 2: Discrimination and Bullying|
The purpose of this workshop is to use the Cinderella ballet to introduce the theme of discrimination.
The story of Cinderella provides a safe space for the teacher to raise questions about the themes which the class can then discuss in order to determine their own answers.
This workshop depends upon the teacher leading the group in discussion.
The teacher tells the story of Cinderella – as approached by Scottish Ballet, and the class discuss in detail the characters, in order for them to have a comprehensive understanding of them.
The teacher would have previously introduced discrimination as a comparative concept in order that the pupils understand that although this story is fictional; the purpose is to provide a safe space to debate issues which exist within modern culture.
Workshop 2 - Bullying
Discuss as a group the concept of bullying. What is bullying? How can bullying happen (it is important to highlight that bullying is not just physical but it can be mental, through text messaging and emails etc).
How do the stepsisters bully and discriminate against Cinderella? What is the stepmother’s role in this and how does the father act?
Write down eight words that relate to bullying (names, orders, words).
Pair up with another two dancers and make your duet into a quartet by combining your movement material.
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