Don’t Touch – Tell! Promotes ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs & more recently alcohol
Don’t Touch – Tell! continues to play an important role within the primary schools of North Wales promoting ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs and, more recently, alcohol awareness. It has been welcomed by schools as an important teaching resource in the promotion of health education and safety.
In line with good practice in substance misuse education, Don’t Touch – Tell! incorporates broad life skills approaches, empowering children and young people to make responsible, well-informed decisions about a range of substances.
Don’t Touch – Tell! is fully funded by the Health Board and local councils and responds to concerns regarding the potential dangers to young people associated with used, discarded injecting equipment. The programme targets primary school age children, using characters such as ‘Charlie’ to educate about the potential dangers of touching discarded needles etc, and the development of a ‘keep safe’ strategy for young people.
It educates, in both English and Welsh, by giving knowledge and imparting skills (97% of children who have seen a performance still remember the message one year on).
It entertains by using professional entertainers, who make learning fun and memorable.
It provides parent information leaflets and a pack of teacher user-friendly resources to stimulate learning in both the classroom and the home.
What schools have to say about us:
The children thought the act was very funny. Eager to help with magic. Listening carefully to what was being said. Well done!
Rhewl CP School, Ruthin
Pupils were engaged in the show – they had obviously understood and remembered previous message – Don’t Touch Tell. New show was interesting, different and enjoyable – sending an important message at the same time. Many thanks.
Ysgol Gynradd Tudno, Llandudno
Very important messages put across in a way which is child friendly and makes them laugh (esp the puppet). Children love coming out to the front to help.
Ysgol Deiniol Primary, Wrexham
Children remembered Charlie from Don’t Touch Tell last year and reminded John of its contents. Enjoyed Don’t Drink Think show. Great participation, laughter and understanding from all children. Thanks. PS: They loved the puppets
Wepre CP School, Connahs Quay
Name: Claire Jones
Phone: 01492 523 045