STUDENTS HIT HIGH NOTE
Students make music video about drugs and alcohol
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.