The Inquiry

This award-winning participatory theatre production dealt with issue of young people carrying guns and knives. The Inquiry was a participatory piece of theatre created to explore issues of young people engaging in gang culture and choosing to carry weapons, specifically guns and knives. The project was successfully piloted to 7 schools in Camden, Haringey, Islington, Greenwich and Lewisham for two weeks in November 2007. The Inquiry aimed to: – Empower young people to discuss and explore issues that are hard to embrace amongst their peers; -Giving teachers a platform for discussing further these and related issues with students; -Encourage positive approaches to peer learning and opinion sharing; -Dispel the myth that the carrying of dangerous weapons is ‘cool.’