A play that teaches about the importance of friendship has been touring Tower Hamlets schools this month.

Mark and the Marked has no words but uses physical and visual performance techniques and live music that draws children into a typical bullying scenario between three friends.

The play ends with one of the characters being picked on by the others and the pupils will be invited to create a subsequent scene to improve the situation.

Artistic director, Michael Wicherek said: “It emphasises the importance and enjoyment of friendship, so it’s not just a piece saying ‘be nice to each other,’ it says you can enjoy friendship no matter who you are, what you look like, and where you come from.”

Go to boxclevertheatre.com for information on future projects.