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We are proud to be delivering Safe to Be Me© in primary schools across Scotland. 

This innovative programme uses dance to introduce topics such as racism, homophobia, bigotry, ableism, and transphobia. Delivered in line with the key Scottish Government targets to address these areas, the project engages with Primary 6 pupils to explore themes that include identity, respect, acceptance, ethnic and family diversity, and LGBTQ communities.

Pupils are initially introduced to these themes in the weeks leading up to watching a performance specially choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s Engagement team. Working with Scotland’s most experienced dance practitioners, the pupils then take part in a full-day workshop where they create their own Safe to Be Me© performance; supporting them to be safe and confident in who they are.

After an initial pilot project in Glasgow and Perth, Safe to Be Me© toured to Highland schools in Fort William, Inverness, and Aviemore. The response to the project has been exceptional and the Safe to Be Me© team has worked with over 800 Primary 6 pupils across Scotland. The next phase of the project, in February 2019, will work with Primary 6 pupils across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Stirling, and Ayrshire.

To find out more about how your school can be involved in the programme, please contact engagement@scottishballet.co.uk.

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‘We learned about how people can be different and nobody is the same, and it’s okay to be different’

Primary 6 pupil

‘The whole experience has been absolutely amazing, and I think it will have a massive lasting impact on the class. The results were beautiful and effective’

Teacher involved with the workshop

Safe to Be Me© supported by

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Thank you to the following individuals who have recently supported Safe to Be Me©

Fiona Chalmers
and one anonymous patron