Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

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We’re delighted to be working once again in 2020 with Smashed, a global programme by Collingwood Learning which educates young people on the dangers of underage drinking.

Smashed combines a powerful and inspiring live theatre performance with interactive workshops, teaching resources and online learning to engage young people.

Last year, we invited Smashed to perform at CAP schools across the country, and the reaction was amazing. 94% of young people said they were less likely to drink alcohol after taking part in the programme. The project also encouraged them to explore alcohol’s impact on their physical and mental health, feeling angry, behaviour like falling out with friends and posting inappropriate comments on social media, and the potential consequences of drinking alcohol at a young age.

Students said it was a powerful show that resonated with the young people, that it was deeply engaging and entertaining, and that it provoked lively debate about alcohol, peer pressure and sexual harassment. One teacher said: “What a brilliant production. Both the students and staff were glued throughout the performance. Thank you for inviting our school to be part of an amazing learning opportunity.”

We are so impressed with Smashed that we also invited them to perform at our annual celebration event at the Welsh Assembly last year, so CAP partners could see the impact this powerful performance has.

Smashed’s 2020 school tour dates are now confirmed:
North East England: 13 – 31 January
West Yorkshire: 3 – 7 February
Cumbria: 10 – 14 February
Lancashire: 24 – 28 February
South West England (Including Hayling Island and Isle of Wight): 1 – 6 March
South East England, Sussex: 9 – 13 March
South East, Kent: 16 – 20 March
South West, Reading (including Wantage and Thatcham): 23 – 27 March

If you’d like to know more, or to find out how your school can get involved, do get in touch: [email protected]

News and Blogs

A vital part of the CAP’s work has been engaging with young people, getting them involved in the campaign and building their trust. The CAP held engagement nights with local young people to discuss the issue of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. They told us there was nothing for them to do – the community centre had no funding, access to the sports field had been cut off and there were very few facilities for young people. So far CAP has held community events, reopened access to the sports field, cleared the discussed BMX track and held street art sessions. Working hard to engage with this traditionally difficult-to-reach group has been key to our success.

Scott Adams
Cumbria Constabulary

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