Awards for creative youngsters in JPC anti-drug video competition

Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Yam Tat-wing, and the Commissioner for Narcotics, Ms Sally Wong, February 21 presented awards to winning teams of the “Junior Police Call (JPC) School Club Anti-drug Video Competition” at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters.

Launched in last July and funded by the Beat Drugs Fund, the competition aimed at raising youth awareness of the harmful effects of drug abuse and disseminating anti-drug messages in the community.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Yam said that Police had been fighting against youth drug abuse by intelligence-led operations and preventive education.

To tie in with the territory-wide anti-drug campaign launched by the Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse, JPC organised the anti-drug video competition with the support of the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau.

Mr Yam said:“By participating in the anti-drug video competition, JPC School Club members presented the youth drug abuse problem from their perspectives and made anti-drug messages more appealing.

“Through the competition, contestants also learned about the great harms brought by drug abuse.”

The competition was well received with a total of 91 entries involving more than 400 students. The winning video of the primary school category, from Wai Chow Public School (Sheung Shui), and that of the secondary school category, from Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College, were adapted for promotional videos for schools.

“School liaison officers of the Force will distribute the two videos to over 1 200 secondary and primary schools throughout the territory in the current and coming academic years for use in anti-drug seminar and small group discussion.

“It is estimated that more than 900 000 students will receive the anti-drug messages through the videos,” Mr Yam added.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Yam Tat-wing, presented awards to the champion of the primary school category, Wai Chow Public School (Sheung Shui).
Acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Yam Tat-wing, presented awards to the champion of the primary school category, Wai Chow Public School (Sheung Shui).

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)