Stu­dents make mu­sic video about drugs and al­co­hol

Western Times - - FRONT PAGE - Molly Han­cock Molly.Han­cock@west­ern­

STU­DENTS from Charleville, Mor­ven, Au­gathella, Tambo and Cun­na­mulla cre­ated a mu­sic video in Novem­ber last year to show what they turn to in the out­back in­stead of drugs and al­co­hol.

The video was cre­ated by Small Town Cul­ture and the Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Team.

SCHOOLS from around the re­gion, in­clud­ing Charleville, Mor­ven, Au­gathella, Tambo and Cun­na­mulla, have launched a mu­sic video ti­tled Livin the Coun­try Life.

It was filmed through the QPS Charleville Lo­cal Drug Ac­tion Team (LDAT) as well as in part­ner­ship with the tal­ented Josh Arnold from Small Town Cul­ture.

In late Novem­ber last year, Josh worked closely with stu­dents in Years 5-9 to cre­ate an in­no­va­tive way to ed­u­cate the youth and com­mu­nity about drugs and al­co­hol.

Charleville Po­lice Sergeant Sarah Grayson, who was in­stru­men­tal in de­vel­op­ing the video, said they wanted to cre­ate some­thing the stu­dents would be in­volved in and have own­er­ship of do­ing.

“We were one of the first 40 towns to re­ceive the fund­ing from the Al­co­hol and Drug Foun­da­tion in Aus­tralia,” Sgt Grayson said.

“It is very im­por­tant to start drug and al­co­hol aware­ness at a young age to try and pre­vent it.”

The mu­sic video in­cludes stu­dents singing and act­ing out fun al­ter­na­tives they have in the out­back, rather then turn­ing to drugs and al­co­hol.

It was cre­ated in three and a half days and launched when school started this year.

“We hope this will tackle the is­sues of drugs, al­co­hol and vi­o­lence aware­ness.”


MU­SIC FUN: Archie and Tando from Charleville State High School rock out for the Coun­try Life Liv­ing mu­sic video about aware­ness of drugs and al­co­hol.


MU­SIC VIDEO: Stu­dents from the south­west dur­ing the film­ing of their drug and al­co­hol aware­ness mu­sic video called Coun­try Life Liv­ing.

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