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School: Broxburn Academy, West Lothian, S1-S6 comprehensive with 850 pupils; assistant principal teacher of English Dennis O'Donnell.

What has been the best arts company to visit your school in the past year?

Boilerhouse Theatre Company How did you hear about them?

A letter circulated to the schools.

What did they do?

They performed a play which dealt with drug and solvent misuse, and provided a workshop for students.

What age group?

S2.

Did you do any preparation beforehand?

We had done previous drugs education, but not specifically for the play.

Any follow-up work?

Yes. We continued the drug education in personal and social education, and discussed the issues raised in the performance.

How long did they stay?

For a morning and an afternoon session.

How much did they cost?

It was free.

What was so good about them?

The material was relevant to the students. They presented issues in a manner that was easily understood by the target audience.

How relevant was their work to the curriculum?

Very.

Boilerhouse Theatre Company, tel: 0131 221 1677

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