Community cohesion and far-right extremism are two of the issues being explored by Luton Sixth Form College and Harlow College as part of a Home Office-funded project.
The inititiative has been dubbed ‘No love for hate’ and teaches youngsters to value tolerance and diversity.
The project includes Us and Them, a fast-paced play written by former Luton Sixth Form Student Teresa Burns.
College spokesman Steve Crayon said: “It aims to provoke debate and challenge some of the prejudices in our societies and communities, while at the same time remaining light-hearted and theatrical.”
Teresa’s co-director Eva Sampford said: “Young people are really aware of the problems of radicalisation and how important it is to make a cohesive, tolerant and good community. They face many challenges on a daily basis.
“We decided to tackle our Prevent duty from a different angle, helping them identify and understand risk factors associated with right-wing extremism.”