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Wesley College to celebrate 14th Annual Red Ribbon (Drug Prevention) Week Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 October 2012 00:00

Wesley College will be celebrating its 14th Annual Red Ribbon (Drug Prevention) Week, October 29th – November 2nd, 2012.  The theme for the week is “The Best ME Is Drug-Free!”.  Red Ribbon Week focuses on drug prevention and celebrates drug-free youth.  It is a special time for the Wesley College community as it allows time to focus on whole-school activities in the very important area of drug prevention.

   The week will be officially opened on Monday, October 29th by His Worship Darrell Bradley, Mayor of Belize City.  Tuesday is “Shade Out Drugs Day” and staff and students will be wearing sunshades to “shade out drugs” (saying no to drugs).  Wednesday, October 31st is Red Ribbon Day and students, members of staff and members of the Board of Management will be wearing red ribbons throughout the day.  The Red Ribbon is a catalyst and symbol for Wesley College to say that, ribbon by ribbon, the school community is united for drug-free youth.  There will be the usual Wednesday Church Service at Wesley Church which, this year, will be led by Form 3 Red.  After the Service, there will be a short parade.  Special activities organized for the students include Class Mascot and Homeroom Mixed-Talent Competitions on Wednesday, and Wear Red Day and Roast and Toast on Friday. The Roast and Toast is a special time for fun and fellowship and the toasting of hot dog sausages and marshmallows.  Students will also participate in poetry and poster competitions, and the signing of the Red Ribbon Week Pledge Banner.