We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to attend a free Drug Awareness talk.
The talk will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams and take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday 23 June. The talk will last 1 hour 15 minutes and will be delivered by an external expert in the area. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.
As part of our Personal Development DEEP Curriculum, pupils learn about the dangers and risks associated with drugs. This is a useful opportunity for you as a parent/carer to develop your own understanding of this issue.
The talk has the following desired outcomes:
- Gain a greater awareness and understanding of the types of drugs currently in circulation and the risks and dangers these substances pose
- Develop an understanding of which drugs are typically associated with certain age groups
- Explore an understanding of some of the common reasons why young people get involved with drugs
- Learn about ‘County Lines’ and the warning signs to be looking for
- Deepen awareness of how social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram are used to promote engagement with drugs and drug taking
- Familiarise ourselves with the typical signs, symptoms and behaviour patterns to look out for when drugs misuse is suspected
- Discover where to get confidential help and support
If you would like to join the meeting, please complete the ‘Drug Awareness Talk for Parents and Carers’ on the forms section of ParentMail.
Once we have received your information, you will receive a confirmation email and a ‘reminder’ for the meeting (at the start of Summer 2 term) along with the Teams invitation before the talk begins.