Educating the community on the dangers of ICE

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GREATER Shepparton City Council’s Word and Mouth, partnering with Victoria Police, is again heading out to speak with and educate young people at schools to warn them of the dangers of the drug, ICE from this week.

Word and Mouth project manager, Jim Gow said, “This project is an important investment in the future of our young people locally.

“This is the fifth year of a five year commitment we have made to educate our young people around the dangers of the drug. We continue to engage young people in schools, and have great relationships with all the local schools and alternative education settings.”

In the five years that both Word and Mouth and Victoria Police have partnered for these school tours, Mr Gow has spoken to in excess of 6,000 young people. “We have spoken to people in Greater Shepparton, but also in places like Nathalia and even the LaTrobe Valley. This is an issue that is certainly not exclusive to Shepparton,” Mr Gow said.

Starting this week and concluding in a fortnight, both Word and Mouth and Victoria Police will visit several education settings to spread the word about this issue.

Mr Gow said, “Young people are likely to try different things to experience life to the fullest, but we want ICE to be the exception.”