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;