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Police will warn Ulverston schoolchildren of the dangers of alcohol
12:17pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
POLICE in Ulverston are working alongside the local community to warn school children of the dangers of alcohol.
PC Simone Backhouse from the Ulverston and Lakes policing team has raised money to bring a theatre workshop to the pupils of Ulverston Victoria High school.
This is to take place on Wednesday (Oct 17) just before the half term break. The play is called “HANDS UP”, and is presented by Up Front Theatre.
It is themed around the problem encountered by young people, alcohol, their responsibilities and the consequences for all in communities. The play will be seen by an audience of year 8 and 9 pupils.
Following the play the young people will be invited to discuss the issues which are raised during the play, to ask questions and enter into debate with a “Question Time“ style panel made up from a number of people from the community.
Sergeant Ken Jewell said: “Like any other community, the Ulverston Victoria High school catchment area experiences occasional problems when young people get hold of alcohol. We see this work with the Ulverston Victoria High School and Up Front Theatre as a valuable way to get an important message across to local pupils.
“We are grateful for the community’s help in raising the money to fund this work and to the volunteers who are making up our Question Time panel.”