Friday, 26 September 2008

I had lunch with Alison Chin, headteacher at Swinnow Primary School ,Peter Harris, headteacher at Farsley Farfield Primary School and Jackie Reid from Stanningley Primary School...

We had all been invited to The Yorkshire Band of Hope celebration event at the Loft Leeds Creative Event Space. The Yorkshire Band of Hope was founded in 1847, the same year that Armley Prison opened. The organisation is working with schools to help young people make positive choices and steer them away from the hrmful use of drugs. They have produced 'Breaking the Cycle' software which is a series of lessons designed to be used with an interactive whiteboard and is targeted at Key Stage 2 and 3. They also run 'Drug Proofing Your Kids' a six week course for parents and carers. You can find out more by visiting their website at

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