On Track

On Track, a KS1 programme discussing the issues around legal drugs.

On Track is free, but as a not-for-profit organisation if you would like to make a donation then please add the amount in the ‘Donation Amount (£)’ box.

A lifeskills programme for 6-7 year olds growing up in a drug using world, On Track is a short but focused programme which is at the start of a much longer track, one which all the children have to take to ensure that they grow up in an increasingly drug using world, confidently, knowledgeably and responsibly, able to recognise potential dangers and deal positively with persuasion and pressure.  This is a major theme that runs throughout the material.  As the children move through the programme they are learning what they need to know, do, and say to be safe and sure as they grow up in a drug using world.

Why ‘On Track’? On Track to what?

‘On Track’ is a short but focused programme which is at the start of a much longer track, one which all the children have to take to ensure that they grow up in an increasingly drug using world, confidently, knowledgeably and responsibly, able to recognise potential dangers and deal positively with persuasion and pressure.

This is a major theme that runs throughout the material. As the children move through the programme they are learning what they need to know, do, and say to be safe and sure as they grow up in a drug using world.

What do you mean by drugs?

Surely children of 6-7 years of age are too young to be learning about drug abuse. Aren’t you in danger of exciting their interest, encouraging them to experiment or causing them to have nightmares?  This is one of the traps which people fall into; the mistaken belief that drugs education is about the use and abuse of illegal drugs and the life threatening consequences, that the
major theme is teaching children to say ‘no’ to drugs. Consequently any programme called ‘drugs education’ is then seen from this mistaken viewpoint and, rightly labelled as inappropriate for young children.

What makes On Track different from other resources?

‘On Track’ provides you with your own diagnostic and evaluation tool enabling you to tailor your teaching to the particular needs and concerns of the children you teach.  On Track was created by a unique partnership between Experian, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire County LA, Nottingham City LA and DARE UK.

On Track for Key Stage 1

Only one of these needed!