Great Brook School takes stand against drug use
Published: 11-22-2023 8:58 AM
Modified: 11-24-2023 8:50 AM
Students and staff at Great Brook School recently took part in Red Ribbon Week, which aims to help keep kids drug-free.
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug abuse prevention program. In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, GBS students participated in a variety of activities designed to help them learn more about the initiative and to encourage them to take a stand against drug use.
Some of the activities included the school’s “Wear Red Campaign,” where students were encouraged to wear red clothing to school. The GBS morning show also participated, as different staff and students shared a message of encouragement about being drug-free.
Students also had the opportunity to speak with a guest from Reality Check – a local organization committed to help people prevent, treat and recover from drug and alcohol addiction -- in the lunchroom.
The culmination of activities was when a drone photo was taken with GBS students in the shape of a ribbon as a visual statement to choose to be drug-free.
“This was a special event that we participated in as part of a national effort to help students understand and make positive choices for their health and well-being,” stated Principal Adam Caragher. “Thank you so much to our school counselor, Laura Gourlay, for helping to organize the week and make it a success!”