Flintshire Sorted Drug Aware Award
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
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
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.
Pictured are the individual schools receiving their awards from members of the
Flintshire Sorted team.