Cassie & Corey is a Drum & Bass Musical Podcast Drama about Eating Disorders for KS 3/4/5. Available on smartphones the drama may prove to be an effective way to stimulate engagement and dialogue – a crucial first step to finding solutions.
Eating Disorders often go hand in hand with negative body image, and for young people, negative body image is an open door to anxiety and depression. According to research, early awareness results in swifter treatment and a better long-term outcomes.
Funded by ACE and developed in conjunction with the NHS, the 6-part comedy drama acts as a provocation to start young 11-18’s thinking about their relationship with food, and to be aware of some of the signs that indicate distress, and to be given then vocabulary to talk about them.
The Drama can be downloaded from here: http://www.cassieandcorey.com
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It’s the night before his gastric-band operation and Corey is terrified. He’s 16 years old, weighs 300 pounds and has a BMI of 60*. However, if Corey doesn’t have the operation, his hypertension will literally make him blind. None of this stops him from stealing, in the dead of night, an electric motor-scooter from the hospital. He picks up his best friend Cassie, a recovering anorexic. Like Corey, Cassie has found solace in the jungle beats and liquid rhythms of D’n’B and they toast together all. the. time. Thing is, Corey has a plan. Eight miles away is the Brit School and the next morning, they’re holding auditions. Corey and Cassie are going to apply, get in — and change their lives forever.
What happens next is a musical journey through the night and the streets of south London. A night where they kidnap a Metro Express security guard, destroy an anti-teenage loitering device, have a mystical experience in an allotment and finally understand the true meaning of food. Will they get in to the Brit school and get to live their dreams? You’ll have to follow them to find out.
• A healthy BMI for a young adult is 25.
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