Itís the start of year ten, and Jack has
been sent to a new school where rife
bullying goes un-checked and only the
toughest kids can survive.
Fifteen-years-old with bad acne, no confidence, an emotionally unstable mum, a generally useless father, and a keen talent for football, the new kid soon finds himself attracting unwanted attention from the school thugs, and with them comes violence.
Through it all Jack also attracts the more favourable attention of the most beautiful girl in the school, but soon finds this only puts him further in the bullying firing line. Will he crumble and cave, or can their friendship give him the strength he needs to make it through year ten?
Simon Vinniecombeís beautifully written play presents a grittily accurate, heart-felt, and at times uncomfortable portrayal of inner-city school life; challenging the idea that our school days are the best days of our life, as this, for many kids, today as always, is often not the case.
ďIím like a disappointed old man and Iím fifteen years old."