The Bradford School Drug Prevention Initiative (BSDPI)
The annual Charter presentation took place on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at the Hockney Conference Room Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince’s Way Bradford (Formerly the Central Library), for me it was special for two reasons; it was my first official visit at an organised event where I were representing Rotary as the District Governor, but significantly I was to address the BSDPI, an organisation that I have been part of since it started over 22 years ago.
The BSDPI is a unique organisation comprised of 5 Rotary Clubs, Soroptimist International, Police and the Schools in the Bradford Area. The aim of the Initiative is to motivate, reward and award schools which positively address the issues of drug, tobacco and alcohol misuse. The BSDPI Charter Award is extended to schools able to demonstrate an effective commitment to educating their pupils to a high level in drug prevention.
This year awards were presented by myself, Chief Superintendent Scott Bisset, Commander, Bradford District, West Yorkshire Police. Chris Clark. President Elect Yorkshire, Soroptimist International and Councillor Doreen Lee, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford.
The schools who received their awards include; Horton Grange Primary School, Hollingwood Primary School, Low Moor Primary School, St. Williams Catholic Primary School. Certificates of achievement in Peer Education were presented to Mr Jonathan Dean, a teacher at Dixons City Academy who received them on behalf of over 30 students at the Academy.
Well done to everyone involved and an especially proud day for BSDPI committee member and newly installed District Governor Robert.