The Scarborough Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) visited Scalby School last week in the ongoing effort to reduce drink-related anti-social behaviour and crime in the town.
On Thursday (10 March 2022), pupils from various year groups watched a televised live drama performance called ‘Smashed’.
The drama highlights the very real issues, risks and consequences of underage drinking, especially for youngsters who feel pressured into it by their friends.
As well as looking at the links between young people drinking alcohol in public places and the problems of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, there was also a significant health and wellbeing focus on the impact alcohol can have on young and developing minds.
The visit was arranged by PC David Flinton of the Scarborough Community Impact Team, along with Safety Officer Mandy Pepworth from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
Also in attendance to support the sessions were Sergeant Kate Barrett and PCSO Rowland Baxter of the Licensing Team.
Sergeant Jon Dillon, of the Scarborough Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Secondary schools in Scarborough form a key part of our Community Alcohol Partnership to promote responsible attitudes to alcohol.
“We believe this early intervention and prevention approach will make a big difference in our communities and ensure Scarborough is a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.”