AN AWARD-WINNING alcohol awareness theatre production recently warned pupils in the Vale of Glamorgan about the dangers of underage drinking.

Smashed - which was developed and presented by Collingwood Learning and supported by Diageo – combines drama with interactive workshops to help high schoolers understand the facts, causes, and consequences of underage drinking.

Each 25-minute performance is followed by a 35-minute workshop, during which participants can reflect on the themes and answer questions about the choices made by the characters in the performance.

Smashed is now in its eighteenth year having delivered educational performances to 38 countries in around the world – and recently toured 10 schools in South Wales including one in Penarth and another in Barry.

The production came to Stanwell School in Penarth on November 6 and to Pencoedtre High School in Barry on November 8.

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According to the latest UK evaluation report, 74 per cent of students stated they were less likely to drink alcohol underage following the Smashed performance, with 78 per cent stating that they knew where to get help if they – or someone they knew – was having problems with alcohol.

MP Alun Cairns praised the “fantastic project” and was “delighted” to see the team return to the Vale of Glamorgan.

Along with the live interactive workshop, Smashed provides support for schools in delivering personal, social, and health education (PSHE).  Schools not reached by the live tour can also take part in Smashed Online: