Shadow Games...

With narratives and interactive debates, our story addresses problems of grooming, radicalisation and violent extremism.

*Now available for live and online delivery.

Watch The Trailer
What we offer
A six-week PSHE resource for KS3 - 4 and a valuable tool for delivering the Prevent Duty for Schools

Shadow Games is a drama-based outreach programme for schools, colleges and community settings.
With guidance from PSHE Association and Home Office, Shadow Games delivers across all three core strands: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.
The project has been recognised nationally in Prevent Success Stories.
Watch the opening extract from the Shadow Games film.

Our Approach
Drama-based, interactive, generating lively debates

Shadow Games challenges stereotypes and engages young people through compelling characters and narratives. Shadow Games has been developed by young people at Second Wave as writers, lyricists, musicians, writers, actors and crew.
Young people will relate to the relationships, settings and ethical dilemmas explored in the project. Watch a lyrical piece exploring mental health for the protagonist

Live Delivery
Face to face workshops

Second Wave facilitators will visit your setting and offer screening of the Shadow Games film followed by a bespoke workshop, hot-seating and debate session with your pupils. Our team will comply with your organisation's safety protocols.

Virtual Delivery
Fully flexible 6-week programme

Our virtual delivery package is fully flexible and comes with everything you need to run succesful sessions. Book for a time that suits you to receive teacher's guidance notes, lesson plans, films, interactive workbooks and full support.
Watch the short tutorial on Shadow Games Online model

Our Impact
Shadow Games has toured extensively across 6 London Boroughs and has engaged 10,000+ young people to date

Our innovative model helps students and teachers discuss complex issues in ways that resonate with young people's lived experiences in their community. The project creates multi-layered discussions and is a regular PSHE resource for many schools. Our aim is create lasting engagement with your students and develop their critical thinking skills.
Our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions and lend expert support where needed.


I can personally say that it is one of the best resources that I have seen and ever used, it is really engaging for the students, easy to deliver for staff via the video clips whilst also providing lots of good discussion points and opportunities for debate.
Alternative resources used were simply nowhere as near engaging or as powerful a learning experience.

Nicholas Lawrence, Assistant Principal
Bonus Pastor Catholic School


The way that the material was presented, the performances and hot seating was really impressive. Interactivity was excellent. The students really gained from the classroom discussions.

Mary O'Brien, Deputy Headteacher
Langdon Park School

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