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The Smashed Project is an educational theatre initiative with a vision – to break the culture of underage drinking and reduce alcohol related harm amongst young people around the world. We work with governments, industry and a wide range of creative partners to realise this vision.  This year, the Smashed Project will be delivered in 15 countries and reach over 250,000 young people on 6 continents!

Smashed Live uses powerful live theatre and interactive workshops to engage students on the dangers of underage drinking. Young audiences follow the lives of three young people and witness how they become involved with alcohol and how it affects their lives, culminating in a tragic accident. Interactive workshops enable students to explore the facts about underage drinking, and develop strategies for resisting peer influence. Developed in consultation with young people and teachers in the UK, Smashed Live is now being delivered around the world, tailored for language and cultural differences, and curricular needs.

 

Our latest innovation is Smashed Online, where we bring theatre-based learning into classrooms that Smashed Live can’t reach. Teachers can deliver the Smashed message independently, whilst using the same core engagement methods of the live approach. We fuse traditional presentation with filmed episodes of Smashed, with interactive activities where students can model new behaviours and attitudes around alcohol that will keep them safe from harm. Currently available for schools in England, we are planning new versions for more participating countries.

“Fantastic – they truly were brilliant and the pupils as well as staff were delighted”

Teacher

“Smashed should be commended for helping young students understand the potentially devastating consequences of alcohol abuse, and for helping them make the right decisions as they grow older”

Jake Berry for Rossendale and Darwen, MP

“…really linked in well with our Science and PSHE curriculum”

Teacher

“I applaud The Smashed Project for tackling these hard issues head-on by engaging pupils in an open and honest forum”

Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth

“It really was very hard-hitting but fun to watch at the same time”

Teacher

“Alcohol misuse is a tough subject to educate young adults about in a way that is supportive, informative and resonates. ‘Smashed’ provides an innovative solution”

Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central

“The workshop element & discussion work was both insightful and informative”

Teacher

“…an original and undoubtedly successful approach to education”

Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton

“Great resources which will slot into PSHE perfectly” 

Teacher

“I commend ‘Smashed’ for this innovative programme”

Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green

“Your team had great presence and rapport with our staff and students”

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