Cowaramup Primary School has received a gold award for its efforts in improving the community’s health and wellbeing last month.
The school completed the Changing Health Acting Together initiative which was developed and funded by School Drug Education and Road Aware.
The initiative aims to build resilience in students, parents, staff and the community by integrating road safety, alcohol and other drugs education into the classroom.
Deputy premier Roger Cook was at the event and spoke about the value of drug and alcohol education for young people.
“Road safety and alcohol and other drugs education is fundamental to building resilience in children and young people,” he said.
Changing Health Acting Together coordinator Mick Jackson-Pierce said the initiative aims to help the wider community.
“CHAT helps children and young people make safer choices through effective road and drug education and school support, and this has a positive impact on the wider community,” he said.