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Day of Difference

Day of Difference

Barbican Theatre

Day of Difference is our theatre and education package all about diversity – it puts racial intolerance and discrimination under the microscope by encouraging young people to examine their values, attitudes and beliefs – in short, how we deal with other people’s differences.

Day of Difference was originally created in collaboration with King Edward VI School, Totnes. We went into the school and worked with the staff and the pupils to create a programme that brings to the fore the issues surrounding diversity and helps the teachers and the students to look at what they think about difference.

In the morning the whole year group participate in a drama simulation all about cultural difference and assumptions. In the afternoon the young people interact directly with an ethnically diverse team of real people all with personal experiences which directly relate to the fictional simulations from the morning, helping to put real faces to experiences around diversity.

Day of Difference is a tried and tested programme which continues to be in demand regionally and it is available to schools throughout the year. It is delivered as whole day workshop suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4 and it is specifically designed to involve a whole year group for the whole day. The programme also involves a half day (minimum 2 hours) training session for teachers prior to the day of delivery.

If you are interested finding out more about Day of Difference, you can call Barbican Theatre on 01752 267131 or email

Have a look at some photos and read about the Day of Difference at Clyst Vale by clicking here.