PUPILS at Middlewich High School will take part in a new council-led initiative to teach youngsters about the dangers of alcohol and drugs.
A team of coaches from Slam-dunk Health Promotion will work with Year 7 students at the school from September improve their ability to make informed decisions about drugs and alcohol, using games, sports and drama.
The Shooting Hoops project was commissioned by Congleton Borough Council and will visit seven high schools in the borough in the coming months.
Community Safety Manager Julia Brumby explained: 'Our aim is to prevent today's young people becoming tomorrow's drug and alcohol misusers.
'In the first of three sessions, we'll be working together in one large group to create anti-drug and alcohol posters based on knowledge we will give to the youngsters, then they will write a quiz show in which they ask one another questions about alcohol and drugs.
'In session two we will work with the pupils to create a three to five-minute sketch based on alcohol and drugs, which they will then perform to each other and in session three we will focus on the idea of teamwork and sports.'