Thursday, 19 November 2009

Choose Life project visit Conwy youngsters

A programme that aims to teach young people about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse and crime has been introduced to youngsters in Conwy.

The Choose Life project involves ex-prison inmates and wardens who visit schools and community clubs to perform a drama based on issues such as drugs, offending and under-age drinking.

The project, which has long been acknowledged as being an extremely effective and hard hitting method of delivering the message that drugs and alcohol can ruin lives, was recently arranged to attend Llandudno and Conwy Youth Clubs by PCSO Peter Colley from the West Conwy Neighbourhood Policing Team.

“Around 50 youngsters from Llandudno Junction, Conwy and Llanfairfechan turned up for the session which was great,” said PCSO Colley.

“Choose Life were asked to visit the club to give local youngsters an insight into the dangers of substance misuse, under-age drinking and crime. It’s a hard-hitting educational programme which gave the youngsters a privileged insight into the life of a drink and drug addict and explained in depth the pitfalls.

He added: “The attendance was fantastic and the evening ended with a question and answer session which I don’t think any leaflet could have given!”

Further details regarding the project can be obtained via their website –


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