DRC Generations Wins Young STAND Award

Bill lodged a motion this week to congratulate local mentoring group, DRC Generations, on winning the top prize in the Schools category of the first ever Young STAND Awards.


Pupils from a number of schools in the Anniesland constituency contributed to the project that won them the award, including Bankhead, Scotstoun, Yoker, Garscadden, Blairdardie, St Paul's Whiteinch and St Brendan's primary schools and Notre Dame High, St Thomas Aquinas and Knightswood Secondary schools.


The motion has so far gained the cross-party support of 30 MSPs. 


Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow-based DRC Generations on winning the first ever Young Scots Tackling Alcohol and Drugs (STAND) Award in the schools category at the inaugural awards event at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh; notes that Young STAND is a brand new award scheme set up by the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy and Mentor, the alcohol and drug prevention charity; understands that DRC Generations was one of three finalists in the schools category and six finalists overall to present a peer mentoring project on alcohol and substance misuse prevention in which young people were involved in the development and/or delivery; understands that the programme benefits Notre Dame High School, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School and Drumchapel High School along with all seven primary schools in the area; commends DRC Generations on the hard work put into winning the top prize for its project, and hopes that the mentoring and practical consultancy support received as the winner will continue to develop practices from the projects that will benefit young people in the community.

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