• 28th August 2018

Project raising awareness about drug use gets Council support

Project raising awareness about drug use gets Council support

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A drugs education project, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs, has been granted £5,000 funding by the Council.

The ‘I love you Mum’ drugs awareness, theatre-in-education project is run by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation. They will undertake eight schools’ performances across the borough as well as an accessible community performance for parents, carers and families. Performances will also be followed by a Q&A with the drug information team.

As part of the programme, schools will also be provided with education resources, workshops for parents and carers and training and support for sixth-form students to become Youth Ambassadors.

Cllr Michael Wilson, Cabinet Member for Equality, Communities and the Voluntary Sector said:

“Informing young people about the risks associated with harmful drug and alcohol use is an important part of empowering them with the skills and information to make the best choices to lead a healthy and happy life”.

“This programme will offer young people and their families in the borough an informative and entertaining programme of workshops and performances and I am delighted we have been able to support it.”

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