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Students tell pupils about drug dangers

SIXTH formers at Felpham Community College have staged an anti-drugs campaign.


The Year 12 students on the health and social care team carried out a college-wide health campaign about illegal drugs aimed at students across all the year groups.


Different forms were encouraged to visit the colourful and prominent display in the main college walkway throughout a week. It featured facts about MDMA, cocaine, cannabis and heroin among its information. Leaflefts were distributed to Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils.


All those involved also took part in an interactive quiz held within form sessions.


The health and social care students who fronted the campaign were on hand to support and answer any questions.


Three of those who organised the initiative were Lauren Jones, Rebecca McCivor and Hayley Moses, pictured above left to right.


Lauren said: “We were really pleased with the response we received. We engaged with students in all year groups throughout the week and definitely feel they, and us, learnt lots.”


Rebecca said: “Researching the effects some drugs can have – both short and long term – was really interesting.”


Hayley said: “We are told not to take drugs but it was good to learn about the reasons why they are so dangerous.”


College teacher of health and social care Rachel Greenland said: “Our Year 12 students worked really hard on the display and researching the most effective information to put on the leaflets.


“It was great to see so many taking part in the campaign and we hope it has educated students on the dangers of recreational drugs.”

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