Birkdale pupils warned of drug and alcohol dangers by Amy Winehouse Foundation

Pupils at Birkdale High School have been lectured on the dangers around alcohol and drugs, thanks to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Youngsters were visited by special guests from the charity which was set up following the death of the singer at the age of 27 in 2011.

Amy’s family felt it was important to keep her memory alive and set up the foundation with the aim of it working to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.

They also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. They visited the Windy Harbour Road school on the invite of learning mentor Sandra Nightingale.

Sandra told the Champion: “Here at Birkdale we know how important it is to educate our pupils and impart the correct information so they can make informed decisions about all aspects of their lives.

“Often without awareness young people can make risky choices which can lead to life changing negative experiences.

“During the assemblies; the foundation shared their own life stories in a bid to ‘create a level of awareness in young people, that can prove to be life changing.”