Henry Hepburn

A week in secondary: 4 November 2016

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More than 1,000 Edinburgh S2s watched a hard-hitting play on the dangers of Bonfire Night, in the days leading up to tomorrow night’s festivities. TOAST, which was performed in nine schools, also deals with peer pressure, bullying and managing aggression. The plot involves an “ill-fated escapade” with stolen fireworks, leading to tragic consequences. Education convener Cammy Day said that the teachers and pupils viewed drama as “an excellent way of getting important messages across”.

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