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Undocumented Migrant Children's Lives and Stories: Student Performance

8 December 2014

Studio, The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford

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This performance is part of the COMPAS project "Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools", which explores issues around migration with school children by working with them to develop a performance of stories based on research interviews with undocumented migrants.

The interviews were conducted as part of the project "Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK", which aimed to advance knowledge on the experiences and everyday lives of irregular migrant children in the United Kingdom, to cast light on the challenges facing the communities in which they reside and to explore services and resources available to them in particular in relation to health, education and employment. The theatre company Ice & Fire were then commissioned to develop the intereviews into theatrical monologues.

The performers, Year 10 students from Lord Williams's School, Thame have adapted the script to best display their understanding and interpretations of the stories.