The Transition Year students of Portlaoise College have been participating in an 8 week course called “The Drug Peer Awareness Course”.  Over the course of the 8 weeks the students have learned about drugs and addiction, the origins of drugs, the content of drugs and indeed how dangerous they are.  The course has been provided by Karen Bambrick through the offices of Laois Youth Development.  The students have really enjoyed the course and Karen has been an excellent tutor.  At the end of the course the Transition Year students will hold a workshop with the Frst Years to pass on the knowledge that they have acquired over the 8 week course.  They also hope to provide a demonstration with Karen to the staff in the near future.