Upcoming band, ‘The Tailormade,’visited Culcheth High School on Tuesday 27th September, providing an interactive performance on Drugs Education, Peer Pressure & and Life Skills to our Years 8 and 9 students as part of their themed schools tour. The band have been travelling to various areas around the UK, visiting 40 schools in September alone.

‘The Tailormade’ – crowned ‘The Best Buskers in London’’ by Boris Johnson – are an energetic, straight talking mix of three brilliant young singersongwriters. Their friendship formed first at university, then their passion for music led them towards creating a new vibrant British sound together. The lads have supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and Rebecca Ferguson, performing to over 20,000 at Pride in London, Trafalgar Square, as well as being invited to perform at The Brit Awards last year. Their debut EP charted at No.5 in the iTunes chart and they recently sold out the O2 Islington Academy.

The core substances discussed during their performance were alcohol, tobacco, and some of the illicit drugs. The band included examples of how they made good life choices when they were offered these substances at school, talking through how these situations arose, their reaction, what they did, along with the risks and consequences of the situation. They also discussed the best ways to tackle peer pressure at school.

The main message of the presentation was “to make the right decisions in life”, and “to live a healthy lifestyle”, which in turn supports the principles behind our Future in Mind mental health initiative. Keith Newby, Year 8, attended the performance and commented that he really enjoyed the lesson