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Teachers take on domestic violence

31 January, 2019 — By John Gulliver

Rhyl Primary staff, from left: Reception teacher Vicky Wood, support workers Alison David and Sarah Michael; and teaching assistant Anesta Logan

IT may be hidden, some people don’t like to talk about it, but it’s there – and teachers and their helpers at a Kentish Town junior school will tell it all next week.

What there is a lot of – to our shame – is domestic violence.

And the Rhyl Street school staff are taking part in a production of the well-known play The Vagina Monologues at Theatro Technis theatre in Camden Town on February 8 and 9.

One of the staff at the school knows from personal experience what life can be like behind closed doors. There are scars that bear witness. She will talk about it after the performance.

It’s not surprising that simply “by word of mouth” the play has already sold out for both performances, raising more than £2,000. At least 10 per cents of proceeds will go towards the Solace Women’s Aid organisation. Altogether, the staff at the school can be proud of themselves. Theirs is an inspirational effort to help combat this scourge.


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