Visit from Ziggy the sniffer dog

 On Thursday morning of this week we were delighted to welcome back to the Academy, Ziggy the sniffer dog and Dave his handler from K9 Deployment. Ziggy is a highly trained Springer spaniel who is used for the detection of drugs, firearms and explosives.

These visits are part of our multi-strategy approach to combatting any potential drug use in the community, ensuring the Academy is a safe and happy environment for our pupils, as well as raising awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs.

I am very pleased to be able to report that just as on his last visit Ziggy did not find anything of any concern. He did however have a great time meeting pupils and staff and showing of his detective skills through demonstrations to year 7 pupils.

That afternoon he was heading off to work at Arsenal football stadium where he was to be undertaking a search of the ground before the game as well as ensuring the football fans were behaving themselves.

There are a number of websites available for help and advice around any concerns you may have relating to the risk of drugs and young people.
Some of these are listed below;
www.nhs.uk
www.nspcc.org.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice
http://www.kidshealth.org/