DARE is a course developed in Nottinghamshire to help children years 5 and 6 (Age 9 – 11) acquire a wide array of personal and social skills, including:

  • understanding the need to take personal responsibility for ourselves and others
  • effective communication and listening
  • coping by dealing with pressure and stressful situations
  • decision making
  • resistance skills
  • the identification of risks and consequences, particularly in relation to substance abuse


Our children complete the DARE course as part of our PSHE curriculum.