OUR STORY

Founded by Chris Simes and Lindsay Richards in 2009, Collingwood’s mission was to bring drama-based learning experiences to young people and adults alike. They launched Smashed Live, a theatre-in-education programme for schools in the UK on the dangers of underage drinking.

The impact sparked international interest. Chris embarked on years of travel, working with education ministries, sponsors, and delivery partners to create and adapt Smashed for countries on six continents, reaching millions, making it the largest project of its type in the world.

Founded by Chris Simes and Lindsay Richards in 2009, Collingwood’s mission was to bring drama-based learning experiences to young people and adults alike. They launched Smashed Live, a theatre-in-education programme for schools in the UK on the dangers of underage drinking.

The impact sparked international interest. Chris embarked on years of travel, working with education ministries, sponsors, and delivery partners to create and adapt Smashed for countries on six continents, reaching millions, making it the largest project of its type in the world.

Founded by Chris Simes and Lindsay Richards in 2009, Collingwood’s mission was to bring drama-based learning experiences to young people and adults alike. They launched Smashed Live, a theatre-in-education programme for schools in the UK on the dangers of underage drinking.

The impact sparked international interest. Chris embarked on years of travel, working with education ministries, sponsors, and delivery partners to create and adapt Smashed for countries on six continents, reaching millions, making it the largest project of its type in the world.

Real Safeguarding Stories, an online video resource dedicated to placing victims’ stories at the heart of tackling abuse, won national acclaim and sparked Collingwood’s move into the digital content.

The advent of Covid-19 accelerated the creation of of e-learning and virtual projects both in the UK and internationally. Most notably, Smashed Online, sister to Smashed Live, is now available in 16 countries with the whole project reaching 10m young people in 30 countries by 2030.

Real Safeguarding Stories, an online video resource dedicated to placing victims’ stories at the heart of tackling abuse, won national acclaim and sparked Collingwood’s move into the digital content.

The advent of Covid-19 accelerated the creation of of e-learning and virtual projects both in the UK and internationally. Most notably, Smashed Online, sister to Smashed Live, is now available in 16 countries with the whole project reaching 10m young people in 30 countries by 2030.

Real Safeguarding Stories, an online video resource dedicated to placing victims’ stories at the heart of tackling abuse, won national acclaim and sparked Collingwood’s move into the digital content.

The advent of Covid-19 accelerated the creation of of e-learning and virtual projects both in the UK and internationally. Most notably, Smashed Online, sister to Smashed Live, is now available in 16 countries with the whole project reaching 10m young people in 30 countries by 2030.

Chris was named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Yorkshire and North-East in 2021 for his work leading Collingwood and our partners in this global transition to digital learning during the pandemic.

How do we work?

Our rich experience has given us clarity of purpose, delivered by fantastic people.

OUR PURPOSE

Chris was named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Yorkshire and North-East in 2021 for his work leading Collingwood and our partners in this global transition to digital learning during the pandemic.

Chris was named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Yorkshire and North-East in 2021 for his work leading Collingwood and our partners in this global transition to digital learning during the pandemic.

Chris Simes Represents Collingwood in Taiwan

How do we work?

Our rich experience has given us clarity of purpose, delivered by fantastic people.

OUR PURPOSE

Chris Simes Represents Collingwood in Taiwan