Too many teenage nights out end in vomiting and violence. Under the Influence is a well-produced and credible video dramatising the disastrous effects when five friends go boozing. Aimed at key stage 3 pupils, it comes with background materials explaining facts about the effects of alcohol. There are places to pause the video to discuss issues of safety and why dinking alcohol is about enjoyment as well as aggression and hangovers. There are suggestions for drama work, using the video to start new stories.
Under the Influence costs pound;29.50 from MAB Video Associates, AH Services, 2 West View, Church Street, Tansley, Derbyshire DE4 5FE. Tel: 01629 583533. Fax: 01629 760910. Email: videoavah.freeserve.co.uk.