We worked with young people at City Academy Birmingham to explore the differences and the similarities between lives. The young people explored the idea of jobs, careers, identity and bullying in their work.

We focused mainly on letting them tell the story and guiding them creatively with the direction. The young people wrote, composed and did all of the work of bringing it together under one narrative. They thread the whole piece together with ‘Shalom, my friend’ as a divider but a uniter for the story of Agnes. The group were very inspired by Agnes’ words: “Human beings are valuable. They are all entitled to dignity. Tolerance is what I’d like to teach.”