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Crime prevention workshop at Clwyd Theatr Cymru a big success

SCHOOLCHILDREN from across the county have been taking part in interactive drama workshops to show them the consequences of crime.

The Justice in a Day programme ran over five weeks and involved more than 800 Year 9 pupils from secondary schools across North Wales.

Organised by Police and Community Trust (PACT), in partnership with Clwyd Theatr Cymru, in Mold, the project aimed to encourage young people away from criminality.

The workshop led by Emyr John, a drama outreach worker at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, followed a character called Alex from before he committed a crime to his trial, imprisonment and the consequences for his family, friends and victim. It was performed by professional actors Richard Shackley and Claire Barron.

Justice in a Day was funded from Comtek Network Systems Ltd, Magnox, Thomas Howell’s Education Fund, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service with support from University Glyndr, North Wales Magistrates and HM Courts.