Youngsters from four local schools attended a drug and alcohol awareness workshop run by the LFC Foundation this week.
Delivered alongside Young Addaction Liverpool - a free and confidential service for young people with substance abuse issues – the interactive session aimed to educate pupils on the dangers involved with drug or alcohol misuse.
136 children from Arnot St Marys, The Trinity, St Cleopas and All Saints schools headed to the LFC Foundation’s Learning Space at Anfield on Friday, where Addaction staff provided hard hitting facts and encouraged youngsters to share their thoughts and ideas.
David McParland, LFC Foundation project lead, said: “It’s really important to give young children an insight in to the risks of drug and alcohol abuse.
“We want to make them aware of the consequences of getting involved with drugs or underage drinking, and ensure that they make sensible choices.
“The sessions with Addaction can be hard-hitting, but they deliver a very powerful message to the pupils which we hope will have a positive impact on their futures.”
Sharron Kirkpatrick, substance misuse worker at Addaction, added: “Raising awareness at primary school level is vital. It means that these young people can make better informed decisions later in life.”