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Flintshire Sorted Drug Aware Award

Published: 17/12/2014

High Schools from across Flintshire have been awarded the Flintshire Sorted Drug Aware Award. The Drug Aware award is an aspirational standard for schools, supporting them to address drug and alcohol issues through early intervention. It leads the way in making a real difference. The standard, set out for schools to build on existing work, helps to develop a more effective, evidence-based approach. With the participation of teachers and pupils, Drug Aware schools have better, more robust drug and alcohol education, policy and support for vulnerable young people. Seven secondary schools have successfully achieved the standard for the academic year 2013-2014. These are the Alun, Mold; St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, and Argoed, Elfed, John Summers, Hawarden and St Davids High Schools. Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: Our congratulations to the schools who have successfully achieved the standard. This means that children and young people are getting better drug education in our schools with better policy, more confident staff and more effective early intervention processes. The aim is to change young peoples behaviour around drugs and alcohol as young people focus on the way substances affect their lives right now and develop protective skills. If you would like more information regarding Flintshire Sorted, please contact the team on 01244 551477. Images Pictured are the individual schools receiving their awards from members of the Flintshire Sorted team.