Young Company in lockdown

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Coronavirus Time Capsule

With schools across the world on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Young Company are working to battle the impact of isolation and anxiety on teenagers’ mental health – and providing a space to express what the lockdown is like for them.

The Coronavirus Time Capsule is a week-by-week project created by London-based youth theatre, Company Three, and made available to groups of young people across the world. These groups create new videos every week responding to different topics linked to the lockdown.

Our Young Company are publishing new videos every week, exploring topics like home life, school, exercise and friendship. Each video is a window into the worlds of young people in their project, showing them at home, with their families and in their room.

By the end of the lockdown, the group will have created a time capsule for anyone to watch – and for the young people to look back on and remember this extraordinary time.

Jane Pawson, Head of Learning at Theatre Royal Plymouth said: “We jumped at the opportunity to provide a positive challenge to our young people in this difficult time. For an hour a week we can give the Young Company the chance to virtually meet, have fun, and be creative which can make a big difference to their wellbeing.

“Through their videos we’ll get a glimpse into their worlds and track their journeys through these highly unusual times”.

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If you are a Young Company member and are looking for the resource videos to help you create your part of the next Coronavirus Time Capsule video, please email us to receive a password to access the resource page on the button below.

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YC Create

We have been continuing our Create sessions for young people who would benefit from additional support. These sessions are taking place online on TR3 and have been enjoyed by all participants who have taken part so far. We’re looking forward to continue these sessions on throughout lockdown, with support from our Engagement & Learning team.

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Why is Young Company Create so important?

We spoke to participant Tasmin (& her mum!) about what she enjoys about YC Create, and how keeping the sessions going online has helped her during lockdown.