Bedford Junior High School will observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22 to 26 and has several activities planned to encourage students to be drug and alcohol-free.
It kicks off Monday with Pajama Day: students wear pajamas to show their commitment to staying clean and sober. A paper chain will be strung together and displayed.
On Tuesday, the theme is “Team Up Against Drugs.” Students will wear a shirt representing a favorite sports team. Wednesday’s theme is “Turn Your Back on Drugs.” Students will wear clothes backward. A relay race during lunch is to show how drugs affect motor abilities.
On Thursday, students will wear a cap to illustrate “Put a Cap on Drugs.” On Friday students wear red as a call to action.
Students and families are invited to participate in the week’s photo contest called “The Best Me Is Drug Free.” Enter by decorating homes and yards with anti-drug messages, photograph the decorations, and upload photos to redribbon.org/contest.
Friends and family can vote on the entries from Nov. 2 to 16. Winning entrants will be eligible for a $1,000 prize for the school and an iPad for themselves.