Trail-blazing students earn certificates of achievement

Pupils from William Levick School, Dronfield Woodhouse,
Pupils from William Levick School, Dronfield Woodhouse,

Pupils have received certificates of achievement for completing a course in drug awareness.

William Levick School at Dronfield Woodhouse is the first school in the area to complete the Drug Awareness Resistance Education programme, which has been rolled out to ten schools.

The youngsters marked their achievement with a drug awareness-themed drama and song presentation to teachers and parents.

The certificates were presented by DARE officer Andy Hand and the recipients were congratulated by Cllr Doug Oxspring, mayor of Dronfield, and Anne Ledbetter, president of the Rotary Club of Drone Valley.

Funded by Drone Valley Rotary Club, the initiative is providing a ten-week course to all year six pupils in the Dronfield area.

The lessons aim to provide young people with an understanding of all types of drugs including tobacco and alcohol, the knowledge to make informed choices and the skills to resist and remain healthy.

Drone Valley Rotary Club is also running the Junior Community Award for Dronfield children.

Anyone interested in joining the club can attend meetings held every Monday night at the Talbot Arms public house, Stubley Lane, Dronfield Woodhouse. For further details, call 0744 076 5053 or see the club website www.dronvalley.org.uk