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22nd June 18
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Drama spells out alcohol issues to pupils

Drama spells out alcohol issues to pupils

THE shocking reality of the dangers of underage drinking was spelt out to pupils watching a theatre production.

Collingwood Learning from Holmfirth performed Smashed for the Year 7s and 8s at Fearns as part of a responsible drinking theatre in education programme.

James Ready, age 12, said: “It was a show based on three people who were drinking and all were underage.

“They explained their dreams and aspirations and one wanted to be a model, but as a result of alcohol she never got the chance.”

Kyle Keating, 13, said: “There was a fight between the two lads who had been drinking and the girl tried to break it up. A glass had been broken on the floor and she slipped and the glass scarred her for life.”

James said: “It was quite shocking, which was something I was not expecting because they usually dumb it down.

“At the end of the play the girl was left scarred and she never got to be a model. The boys lost their friendship and failed their GCSEs.

“Underage drinking can have a much larger effect on your life than you imagine; you think it will cause just a hangover but it can do a lot more than that.

“They put it across using humour and jokes which appealed to our age group.”

Following the production there was a question and answer session with the actors.



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