Blandford Elementary promoted Red Ribbon Week Oct. 20-24 with the theme for the week, “Keep Your Head in the Game!”
The week started off Monday morning with a theme song from “High School Musical" entitled “Keep Your Head in the Game.”
Tuesday was “Elect to be Drug Free!” Each homeroom brainstormed a list of “101 Things To Do Instead of Drugs.”
On Wednesday each class worked to “Build A Wall Against Drugs” as students signed their names to their class brick and placed it on the wall.
“Shade Out Drugs” was the theme for Thursday. Students enjoyed wearing their sun shades.
Friday, students were seen spending time reading during the “Hooked on Books: Not Drugs” observance.
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug awareness campaign. It began in California in 1985. In 1988, Congress proclaimed the first National Red Ribbon Week with President and Mrs. Reagan as honorary chairpersons.
Observed the last week of October each year, schools, businesses and communities celebrate Red Ribbon Week in a variety of ways publicizing the value of a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.