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An invaluable talk for Year 13

Mon, Apr 22nd, 2024
Worth School

Worth was delighted to welcome PC Sam Tichband from Sussex Police to the School last Thursday to talk to Year 13 students about the rise of drink and drug spiking and how to keep safe.

PC Tichband discussed the motives and tactics of the perpetrators, the traditional substances used and the signs and symptoms of potential spiking. He also talked about how individuals can be a positive bystander by helping friends who may be in need and how to report and seek medical advice.

Year 13 student Lulu felt the talk was invaluable as her year group will soon embark on the next phase of their lives. She said: “The talk gave us a clear and engaging explanation of the dangers of spiking and how we can navigate our way around them. My friends and myself have greater confidence knowing what to do if we find ourselves in this situation.”

Mr Joe Huntley, Head of PSHE, said: “This is the third year such a talk has been given and it is an invaluable part of our programme. As young adults, Year 13 will be increasing their socialising and networks particularly when they leave Worth. We, therefore, want to provide them with the tools to react if they personally experience or witness spiking when they are out with their peers.”

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