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Educational play staged in local schools

Educational play staged in local schools

Thu, October 04, 2018

An educational play highlighting the dangers of alcohol and anti-social behaviour has been staged in local secondary schools.

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

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

Commenting on the project, PCSP Chair Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop 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 the level of interest, again this year has been really high. The interactive workshops that take place after the play which include cast in-character improvisation allow students to effectively explore the vital issues of cyber safety, illegal purchase 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.

Performances will take place until Friday 12th October commencing in Ballymoney High School.