Don’t Touch – Tell! continues to play an important role within the primary schools of North Wales promoting ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs and, more recently, alcohol awareness. It has been welcomed by schools as an important teaching resource in the promotion of health education and safety.
In line with good practice in substance misuse education, Don’t Touch – Tell! incorporates broad life skills approaches, empowering children and young people to make responsible, well-informed decisions about a range of substances.
Don’t Touch – Tell! is fully funded by the Health Board and local councils and responds to concerns regarding the potential dangers to young people associated with used, discarded injecting equipment. The programme targets primary school age children, using characters such as ‘Charlie’ to educate about the potential dangers of touching discarded needles etc, and the development of a ‘keep safe’ strategy for young people.
97% of children who have seen a performance still remember the message one year on.
It entertains by using professional entertainers, who make learning fun and memorable
Mr Cass, Headteacher