Ofsted has recently found that drug education has improved in most schools since 1997 and that pupils had a greater understanding of drugs, which is a step in the right direction. However inspectors did warn that schools might be missing the mark by focusing on illegal drugs rather than smoking and alcohol, which could potentially affect students more. It is evident that we need to focus on all drugs especially those that are considered less dangerous and more mainstream and they have a massive effect on lives and can be more accessible.
2020 Dreams take Drug Education very seriously, and we acknowledge current trends to work with your organisation to tackle and meet your specific needs and requirements. Drug and Alcohol Workshops have been created to help children and young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to appreciate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. They promote responsibility towards the use of drugs and relate these to their own actions, both now and in their future lives.
Giving young people information and also it’s about helping them to make an informed choice. Young people are clearly going to make the decisions they make but let’s ensure that they do it on the basis of good information and good knowledge so they don’t feel compelled by their friends of whatever to engage in activities that are actually going to be risky to their health and often their safety.
2020 Dreams offers workshops across the UK in educating young people about drugs and its misuse. We also act as consultants in development and training programs for your staff to tackle these problems.
Our Drugs and Alcohol Education Services provides youth centres, schools and educational establishments with up to date relevant knowledge understanding and skills in relation to substance misuse.
To book a workshop on peer pressure please contact us on 0800 471 4983 for more information.