Track" is the name given to the pilot project at Bosworth Primary
school in the Meadows.
main aim is to give life skills to children growing up in a drug
behind "On Track" say it's not about tackling illegal
drug problems but about understanding the issues surrounding drugs
and how to live with them within the family.
objections from some parents nationally that six is too young an
age to start talking to children about drugs, Noreen Wetton from
the School of Education, argues that children already know more
than adults think they do about drugs, and it is important they
have the correct education.
knowledge about drugs is obtained from a series of picture exercises.
co-ordinating the scheme can then talk to each child individually
based on the level of knowledge each pupil has. Only then will any
advice be given.
key is finding out what the pupils already know, rather than standing
at a blackboard and telling them what is right and what is wrong,'
discounts views that talking to children at such a young age gives
them ideas about drugs.
Bosworth project was set up after financial services firm Experian
offered £80,000 to its "adopted" schools for this
type of teaching project.
Radio Nottingham's John Holmes took his show to the school in July
2003 to find out more about the project.
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