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Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)
Airedale Academy performing arts students have created a dance/drama DVD to raise awareness of the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse.
As part of the Castleford Community Alcohol Partnership, the students from Airedale Academy used their skills and in some cases first-hand knowledge to create, produce and perform the piece.
The performance is a mix of drama and dance interspersed with statistics and information on help and support services.
The production was performed to elected members of Wakefield Council and Wakefield Together Safeguarding Team. The production was deemed so powerful that the students were invited to perform at four safeguarding workshops and agreed to create a film of the performance to be used as an educational and training resource.
Airedale and Ferry Fryston Neighbourhood Management Board were successful in their bid to secure £5000 from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) Safer Communities Fund (which is made up from money recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act) and commissioned a local production company to create the resource.
Mike Dixon Chair of the Neighbourhood Management Board said "Domestic Abuse is a real blight in our society with well proven links to alcohol misuse. The students have come up with a very powerful and emotional play about a very sensitive subject. The Community should be extremely proud of the impact these young people have had, and will continue to have with the introduction of this film"
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson said "It is a very emotive film and the students have done a brilliant job of explaining what is a very difficult subject, making it engaging for both younger people and adults. Tackling domestic violence is a key priority and needs to be done in partnerships like these. I created the Safer Communities Fund to fund projects just like this that make a real difference in our communities."
West Yorkshire Police deal with five incidents of domestic abuse every hour. Nationally women were more likely to be a victim of domestic abuse, with 8.5% of women and 4.5% of men having experienced domestic abuse in the last year, equivalent to an estimated 1.4 million female victims and 700,000 male victims.
An official premier of the DVD will be held at Airedale Academy on the 11th March 2016 and the film can be viewed here https://vimeo.com/158654630