Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Massapequa students marked national Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 21-25, by celebrating the importance of making good choices and leading healthy, drug-free lives. The annual campaign, sponsored by National Family Partnership, aims to educate students on drug awareness and prevention, as well as support and nurture the full potential of healthy, drug-free youngsters.
At R.J. Lockhart Elementary School, students were given a red ribbon by the PTA and participated in a different anti-drug-themed activity each day for a week, including wearing their clothing backwards for “Turn Your Back on Drugs” Day, wearing crazy socks for “Sock it to Drugs” Day and students wearing hats for “Put a Lid on Drugs” Day. Students also wore the color red and were asked to donate a can of non-perishable food for “I Can Be Drug Free” Day.
Similar anti-drug activities took place at East Lake Elementary School where Assistant Principal Laura Lai also read the book, “The Red Ribbon: A Story of Hope” to affirm drug free choices to the first-grade classes. Students at Unqua Elementary School received bracelets that said, “Say No to Drugs,” and made human red ribbons on the basketball court in addition to their daily themed activities.Students in each school took the pledge to lead healthy, drug-free lives while teachers facilitated classroom lessons appropriate for each grade level.