Monday, June 17, 2024

San Pedro R. C. School talks about drugs


San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School was the scene of a mini – fair devoted to drug education. It was a Service Learning Project of the course, Skills for Adolescence, taught by Ms. Borland. Students in Standard V & VI participated: staffing booths, designing posters and creating booklets that described habit-forming drugs and their harmful effects.“Skills for Adolescence” is a three-year positive youth development program sponsored by Lions-Quest that addresses the challenges of living experienced by children ten to sixteen years of age. In addition to personal and social growth, it introduces students to concept of service to the community.Lions-Quest “Skills for Adolescence” originated in the United States in 1975 and has been part of the curriculum in Belize Primary Schools for five years. All the Districts in the country use this program. Excellent texts and teaching guides are provided by Lions International.
All the students beginning with Infant I appreciated the fine effort of Ms. Borland’s

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