CAITHNESS schools will be taking part next week in an international event which will focus on positive messages about substance misuse and crime prevention.
Pennyland primary in Thurso and Wick and Thurso High Schools will be among the 12 schools from the Highlands involved in Rock Challenge® at Eden Court in Inverness on Tuesday.
The event provides young people with an opportunity to experience the buzz of the theatre and give them a ‘substance-free high’.
Northern Constabulary will be heavily involved in the event. The force’s drug and alcohol co-ordinator Tom Ogilvie will be there along with the new local policing commander for Highlands and Islands Chief Superintendent Julian Innes. He will be joined by Superintendent John Darcy.
This year the Rock Challenge® involves young people in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Dubai, Japan, Europe, and the UK. The focus is on bringing young people together to have fun and be the best they can be without the need for tobacco, alcohol and other substances.
Last year the Rock Challenge held its inaugural Highland event in Inverness and it was a great success.