20th March 19
Sofia Cristo gave a very informative and powerful talk to Year 10 to Year 13 students and parents on Friday 15 March. Sofia, DJ and daughter of famous actress and performer, Barbara Rey, has been working with the Rehabilitation Clinic, Triora in Alicante. She has been giving talks to students and also helping young people to fight their drug addictions. During the talk, Sofia started off explaining to the pupils about the different types of drugs including legal and illegal substances. She went on to tell of her own life story and about her own addictions, which started with alcohol and developed into the use of illegal substances. She was very persuasive in her message to the students; that they do have a choice and it is important to make the right choice and to be aware and educated about the different types of drugs and the problems associated with drug addiction. She also made it very clear that there is help for those who need it.
At the end of her presentation she was open to questions which she answered honestly and frankly.
It was a very worthwhile experience for the students and parents as it gave them an insight into a ‘real-life’ scenario of drug addiction.
Thank you to Sofia and her team for coming to speak with the pupils!