This morning, the Stourbridge community police team were at King Edward VI College, along with a colleague with a passive drug dog to raise awareness about illegal drug use. The initiative is aimed at reinforcing the drug awareness education that the college has been actively promoting within its student body.

The event was organised in conjunction with the college’s ongoing efforts to educate students about the dangers of drug use through pastoral tutorials. In recent weeks, the college’s senior leadership team collaborated with local law enforcement and other local colleges to arrange the spot check, demonstrating a proactive approach to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff.

Principal Holly Bembridge commented on the initiative, stating, “The safety of our students is our top priority. We were heartened that the passive drug dog showed no interest in our students (beyond wanting a bite of breakfast pasty!) but we are not complacent about the need to educate students about this important issue.”

King Edward VI College, Stourbridge remains dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive learning environment, and initiatives like these underscore the institution’s commitment to proactive measures in addressing social issues.