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Alcohol danger play to get Lakeland school audience
12:05pm Sunday 8th July 2012 in News
THE dangers of alcohol are to be aired before an audience of schoolchildren in a Lake District theatre workshop.
South Lakeland police officer Simone Backhouse has raised money to bring the Up Front theatre company to the Lakes School, Windermere, on Friday (July 13).
Their play, Hands Up, will be watched by 160 year 7 and 8, and afterwards they will be invited to discuss the issues raise and to ask questions.
There will also be a 'Question Time' style panel which will include a former mayor of Windermere, a paramedic, the chairman of the local Barwatch and a member of the Chernaclo Community.
Sgt Ken Jewell, of Cumbria Police, said: “Like any other community, the Lakes School catchment area has occasional problems when young people get hold of alcohol.
"We see this work with the Lakes School and Up Front Theatre as a valuable way to get an important safety message across to the year 7 and 8 pupils.
“The play and question time will be filmed and will be available to view live, online so that other young people in the area can benefit.
"The online audience can 'tweet' a comment or question to the Question Time panel, and play an active part in what will be an interesting and lively debate. It is hoped that other schools in the area will log on to take part."
You can join the Lakes School audience at 10am on Friday 13th July by logging on to mms://220.127.116.11:8080