Rally gives students a drugs insight

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Senior Highschool Year 7 students Hayley Brooke, Jayden Morgan and Luca Watson participate in the Local Drug Action Group Foot Rally event.
Camera IconHarvey Senior Highschool Year 7 students Hayley Brooke, Jayden Morgan and Luca Watson participate in the Local Drug Action Group Foot Rally event. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore, Briana Fiore.

Eager students from Harvey Senior High School participated in a foot rally through the heart of Harvey on Wednesday for the annual Local Drug Action Group event.

The program has been running for three years and was designed to provide young people with information about harm reduction in relation to alcohol and drug use.

The Year 7 students were split into groups to complete the expedition, which involved visiting nine of the town’s service groups to partake in activities.

The locations mapped out for the students included the police station, fire station, St John Ambulance, art gallery, human resource centre, community radio, museum, library and the Recreation and Cultural Centre.

Group leader Janine Quicke believed the service groups were all venues that young people could access and benefit from.

“The program also involves some exercises in leadership and teamwork,” Ms Quicke said.

Harvey Senior High School’s teaching and learning program coordinator Jodi Dyson expressed the importance of drug and alcohol awareness.

“It’s a great initiative as it’s proactive to support students in their most impressionable years of adolescence,” Ms Dyson said.

Year 7 students Ryann Gregory and Bree Emmanuel were excited to learn about the effects of drug and alcohol use in the educational scavenger hunt around Harvey.

The students finished at the Harvey Community Radio Station where they were interviewed about their eye-opening experience.

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