Amalgamated Academy gets tough on drugs
Amalgamated Academy took a stand against drugs during the week of Oct. 15-19, headed by the schools safe and caring committee.
The committee is a group of dedicated individuals within the school and from around the community, aiming to promote safe and caring environments through character education for our children. Committee members at Amalgamated are not letting anything get in their way this school year.
October’s theme Free.”
Activities to promote drug awareness included the “Slam Dunk,
Drug Drugs Are Junk” challenge. On Wednesday and Thursday, students in grades 4-9 gathered in the gymnasium to shoot free-throws, in recognition of being drug-free. Students received various prizes throughout the challenge.
Other activities involved a “Red Ribbon Day,” where students received a red ribbon if they signed a pledge to remain drug-free, poster contests, and a presentation by RCMP Const. John Clarke on seven types of deadly drugs.
On Friday, breakfast was served in the front lobby of the school, with inspirational music videos welcom- ing students into the school. Overall, the events were considered a huge success, with great feedback from students, teachers and parents.
Amalgamated is taking a preventative approach to issues that the 21st century youth experience: bul- lying, technological advancements, drugs and alcohol, diversity and many other issues. November’s theme is “Pay It Forward,” tackling the matter of kindness to others.
Look for an update in the coming weeks.
— Submitted by Julie Andrews, a guidance intern/staff member at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts. Julie is also a member of the school’s safe and caring committee
As part of “Red Ribbon Day” at Amalgamated, students signed a pledge to remain drug-free.
Shown here are Amalgamated students (from left) Mackenzie Parsons, Spencer Crane, Alex Neil, Rebecca Bennett, Justine Green, Darcy Jones, Alyssa Bungay, Kaegan Delaney and Nicholas Crane.