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Speak Out Summer 2021

Young people at Marydale and Nugent House School participated in this creative project Heritage Lottery funded English Heritage project exploring Peace, Protest and Courage as part of Speak Out Summer 2021 building on our work last year ‘Rise from the Rubble’.

Peace and Protest; the project coincides with the iACCORD focus value being Courage – We stand up for what we know is rightThe theme of peace and protest and the cohorts themselves support Nugent’s broader commitment to EDI and our ongoing journey towards being fully culturally competent. There was deliberately no pre-determined route through the project, beyond the brief of Peace and Protest, to allow creative exploration.

Our sincere thank you to the project facilitators, Cat Foley, artist, and Alison Down, Creative Writing Lecturer at Liverpool John Moore University, who worked directly with our staff and young people. We would also like to thank and acknowledge English Heritage for their funding of this work. Also thank you to our staff who worked with the young people, Cat and Alison, to encourage and support the young people in this transformative work.

Thank you to the professional actors;

David Judge is an English actor who is best known for his role in Hollyoaks as Danny Valentine. He also played Jordan Ryder in the ITV police drama The Bill. He played Sam in Casualty, a character with autism.

Ms Amina Atiq, who describes herself as a Yemeni-Scouser, is a writer, a performance artist, facilitator and activist. She was awarded the Liverpool John Moore’s University Citizenship award for her active and community engagement work and awarded the best North West volunteer by Human Appeal. Awarded as a Young Associate for Curious Minds and BBC Words First Finalist 2019.

We’re delighted to include two poems written by young people from both Marydale Lodge and Nugent House School and performed by professional actors. Below are the videos for the poems along with a full 50-minute conversation about the project.​​​​​​​[Videos provided by Nugent collaborator Cat Foley].

Keeper of the Estate

Poem by S. Performed by David Judge.


Poem by D. Performed by Amina Atiq

Nugent Speak Out 2021

Full 50-minute conversation

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