Amy Winehouse Foundation school drug scheme launches

By Chi Chi Izundu
Newsbeat entertainment reporter in Chorley, Lancashire

The charity set up after the death of Amy Winehouse has started to roll out its schools’ scheme to help stop young people getting addicted to drugs.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation’s drug and alcohol resilience programme also aims to show parents and teachers how to spot pupils who may be in need of help.
Organisers Addaction and Childline have rolled the programme out in 20 schools in 10 locations across England.
We’ve lived the life that we’re talking about, so the kids realise that you’re authentic
An inquest found that she died from accidental alcohol poisoning.
The charity’s programme includes teacher-training sessions, parent engagement and on-going student support.
The classes are taught by recovering addicts.
The foundation says it hopes to have the programme in 50 schools by the end of the academic year.

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