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Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP calls ‘Last Orders’ with educational theatre performance

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP calls ‘Last Orders’ with educational theatre performance

Mon, November 18, 2019

A hard-hitting educational play highlighting the dangers of alcohol, anti-social behaviour and online misuse has been staged in local secondary schools across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

The performance of ‘Last Orders’, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership, was delivered by Solomon Theatre Company.

The project aims to make children aware of the physical, mental and emotional consequences that risk taking behaviours may possess.

Each performance was followed by an interactive workshop, which allowed pupils to discuss the issues raised with facilitators.

PCSP Chair Alderman George Duddy said: “Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP is delighted to offer post-primary schools across the council area the opportunity to take part in this initiative, and there has been a great level of interest from teachers and pupils. Alongside the play, the workshops allow students to effectively explore vital issues like cyber safety, illegal purchases and attitudes to risk.”

Developed by a team of doctors, NSPCC professionals and teachers, “Last Orders” is a professional and specialist theatre company production telling the story of three teenagers embarking on an alcohol fuelled night out and exploring the disastrous consequences.

Based on true events, the play is written in a hard-hitting yet humorous style.