Western Isles pupils make choices for life

Hundreds of school pupils from across the Western Isles have gathered at the Lewis Sports Centre in Stornoway this morning (Monday) for the annual ‘Choices for Life’ event.

Choices for Life, which is organised by the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA) and supported by Northern Constabulary, is designed to provide young people with information and advice on substance misuse.

Almost 800 Primary 6, Primary 7 and S1 pupils from schools across the Western Isles are expected to attend a Choices for Life event in Stornoway, where two events will take place.

The events offer an interactive programme of live music and drama and provides young people with guidance on how to resist peer pressure relating to tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs, and the benefits of making positive lifestyle choices.

Performers at this year’s events include singer and songwriter Carrie Mac, up and coming boy band GMD3 and London-based rap act, MC Enel.