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Strong message from popular boy band

It was certainly a different sort of lesson - and one which girls at Truro High School are likely to remember. No books or whiteboard needed - just a really cool band performing live on stage.

Eli Prime launched on to the music scene in 2010 and have since played to 20,000 people at The Clothes Show Live, supported McFly and performed alongside Pixie Lott, The Saturdays and Alexandra Burke. Described as a band to watch in 2012, they are currently touring schools throughout the country as ambassadors of DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

After getting all the girls to their feet with a rousing set of songs that included their new track Groundhog Day, Karl, Luke and Chris took their microphones into the audience to talk about the damaging effects of drink, drugs and smoking – backing up their powerful message with anecdotes and images of stars like Daniella Westbrook who lost part of her nose through cocaine addiction and tragic Amy Winehouse.

The event was organised by Truro High’s Librarian and Head of PHSE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) Vicki Rendall.

“Getting Eli Prime here was a great opportunity to deliver a very powerful lesson in a fun, engaging way,” she said. “All our Year 7 to Sixth Form pupils were able to attend and there was a lot of dancing and autograph signing. I think I can safely say the teachers enjoyed it too!”

 

Published by: Darren Stevens

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