Don’t Touch – Tell! and Don't Drink – Think! promote ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs and alcohol
Don’t Touch – Tell! and Don't Drink – Think! continue to play an important role within the primary schools of North Wales promoting ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs and 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! and Don't Drink – Think! incorporate broad life skills approaches, empowering children and young people to make responsible, well-informed decisions about a range of substances.
Don’t Touch – Tell! and Don't Drink – Think! are fully funded by the Area Planning Board for Substance Misuse and respond to concerns regarding the potential dangers to young people associated with alcohol and used, discarded injecting equipment. The programme targets primary school age children, using fun characters to educate about the potential dangers of drinking and 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:
"Plant wedi mwynhau ac yn ateb yn dda. Neges clir mewn ffordd hwyl."
Ysgol Llangelynnin, Conwy
"Very informative, made the children think about the dangers of drinking alcohol at a young age. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Serious but enjoyable at the same time."
St Mary’s CIW VA School, Wrexham
"Engaging and informative. A super enhancement to our PSE curriculum."
Ysgol y Foel, Flintshire
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