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Peer Productions is a theatre company which provides a free one-year accredited training course for young actors. These young actors volunteer their time to tour Peer Productions’ original educational plays to 30 schools in Surrey. This year the HSYA has helped fund a revitalised production of Losing it, a play about sexual relationships and consent.

Although the play is still in rehearsal and it is too early to report on the success of the tour, some unexpected benefits have already arisen. As the production team sat down with the group of 18-20 year-old actors to discuss how to portray certain aspects of sex education, it became apparent that there were significant gaps in the actors’ own knowledge, partially caused by their isolation over the past 2 years, but also by the varying quality of sex education in schools.

This has not only triggered a reassessment of the delivery of the messages within the play, but has required further education of the actors, so that they can confidently deliver their roles.

This somewhat startling revelation is another indication of the hidden impact that the pandemic has had on young people, highlighting the importance of the work delivered by youth organisations that the HSYA supports.

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Past Awards 2021-2022

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Emerge Advocacy

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Relate, West Surrey

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Guildford Shakespeare Company

Matrix Trust

Surrey Young Carers

Freedom Leisure

Surrey Care Trust

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