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Substance Awareness Training for Parents

There are limited spaces remaining on the awareness raising session offered by Barnardos for Parents and Carers in North Lanarkshire.

This course seeks to equip parents with knowledge around alcohol and cannabis. It is suitable for parents of P7-S6 pupils in North Lanarkshire schools, and there is no cost attached. The course is informal and lasts for one hour. Please find course aims and dates below. The session will be completed online due to Covid-19 restrictions, using the Google Meet Platform. To sign up, please follow the Eventbrite link below.

For further information regarding the session or if you would like to discuss tailored sessions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Mairi Roberts
Project Worker
Barnardos AXIS

Motherwell Townhall Business Centre
11 High Road

Tel: 01698 262443 option 3
Mobile: 0776 241 0149

Course Aims: at the end of the course, parents/carers will:

  • Understand the effects cannabis and alcohol can have on the body
  • Be familiar with cannabis forms – how it looks and how it’s taken
  • Explore the difference between THC and CBD
  • Be familiar with some street names for cannabis
  • Explore Scotland’s relationship with alcohol
  • Be familiar with modern trends in regards to cannabis use
  • Be provided with Harm Reduction information for each substance

Wednesday 2nd December 10:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 3rd December 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Monday 7th December 10am – 11am

Wednesday 9th December 6pm – 7pm

Tuesday 15th December 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday 18th December 11am – 12pm



Despite the Covid-19 pandemic curtailing many of the normal inter-house events in the school, the senior house captains and prefects ran a pumpkin carving competition for their fellow S5 and S6 pupils on Friday 30th October. The event followed all social distancing and enhanced hygiene guidelines but also delivered a much-needed injection of fun into the school’s Halloween celebrations. Many of the pumpkins modelled fantastically spooky designs but in the end it was Lorne house who grabbed first place in both the fifth year and sixth year competition.

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