Students and staff at the Middle School of Plainville celebrated Red Ribbon Week, held October 25-31. According to Middle School of Plainville Health teacher Shannon Shea-Lyons, Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 as a symbol of intolerance toward drug use. It is still a strong anti-drug campaign celebrated with students across the nation wearing red and encouraging others to be drug free.
On October 27, students and staff at the middle school were invited to wear red to show their support of Red Ribbon Week and be drug free. All students and staff received a bracelet to show that the middle school is a drug free community and to encourage others to follow their lead and be drug free. In addition, students made posters and t-shirts depicting the drug free Red Ribbon Week message.
In Shea-Lyons Health class, middle-schoolers discussed the importance of Red Ribbon Week, with an emphasis on the understanding that being drug free means having no involvement with illegal drug use. Students were also encouraged to share this important message with family and friends.
"I am extremely proud of the students at MSP- they showed everyone their commitment to be Drug Free. All throughout the school everyone was wearing red and the students made posters, t-shirts and wore bracelets to show their support. The students at MSP are truly committed to living a life that is drug free," said Shea-Lyons.
"Marking Red Ribbon Week in this way sends a concrete visual message to our students that the greater school community is unified in their commitment to a healthy, drug-abuse free life,"added Middle School of Plainville Principal, Matthew Guarino.
-Posted on November 16, 2010 at 03:44 PM
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