Avoiding the pitfalls associated with peer pressure and other negative influences will be some of the values instilled, when the Office of the Attorney General???s Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) hosts the opening ceremony of its ninth annual 11 Plus programme.

It will have as its theme: In the Winners Circle: Making the Right Choice!

It takes place this Thursday, May 12, in the Solutions Centre, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, at 10:00 a.m.

Aimed at pupils who recently completed the Common Entrance Examination, the workshop seeks to sensitise children on how to deal with certain challenges as they make the transition from primary to secondary school.

Co-ordinator of the programme, Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, will deliver the feature address, while Director of the CJRPU, Cheryl Willoughby, will give welcome remarks.

Topics to be addressed include the Transition Process; Bullying/Conflict Resolution/Peer Pressure; Wandering; Substance Abuse; Your Body and You; and Self Esteem.


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