Wagmatcook – On April 18, 2012, 10 grade five and six students from Wagmatcookewey School concluded the 10 week RCMP Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program.

Throughout the program, students learned about the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco, marihuana and prescription pills. They also learned how to make confident and informed decisions and how to deal with peer pressure. The D.A.R.E. program also promoted positive interaction with youth and members of the RCMP.

Principal Majorie Pierro’s message: The D.A.R.E. program concluded on a successful note on April 18 of this year. The various educational messages that were taught each week became a road to positive self-esteem and self-awareness among our youth. We hope that the journey of drug awareness and the peer pressures that our youth face on a daily basis will be more promising and would lead to more prevention than intervention. I would like to thank Constable Shawn Cornelisse who committed his time to make our students become comfortable in their education on drug awareness. The D.A.R.E. program was an awesome experience for everyone.

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