Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) has shown its support for the work of local alcohol and drug awareness organisation, Breakthru’s annual workshops for Primary 7 pupils this week.
Over 400 pupils from 11 local schools took part in the workshops over 4 days (9 to 12 May) which dealt with issues like smoking, alcohol and medicines, provided information on drugs and body image and also explored how pressure to conform can negatively affect self-esteem and confidence.
Bernadette McHugh, Breakthru Manager, said:
“Each workshop delivered age appropriate information using a selection of interactive activities delivered by Breakthru staff and a team of young volunteers from Coalisland Training Services; Sarah, Hannah, Aaron, Rachel and Tracey. A workbook full of games, puzzles and activities has been prepared to be used as a follow up in school to reinforce the information given on the day.”
Councillor Phelim Gildernew, PCSP Chair, said:
“The PCSP is very pleased to support Breakthru’s annual P7 workshops. This is a very important stage in the children’s lives as they move on to new schools. I have no doubt that the children benefitted greatly from receiving such valuable information, delivered in a safe, supportive and fun environment.”
For more information contact Brenda Nugent [email protected] or Bernadette Mc Hugh, Breakthru Manager on 028 87753228 or [email protected]