David Graham - Singer/Songwriter/Presenter/Writer and founder of the Award Winning Natural High Schools Programme
David developed The Natural High Schools Programme based around his self penned song 'Natural High' which is a highly inspirational, self motivational way to encourage young people to reject negative forms of anti social behaviour such as taking drugs and gain a 'Natural High' from using their own talents whether that be in the form of music, sports or academic achievement.
The programme uses music and competitions to get across the point making it a fun way to learn a very serious message.
Wow! What a moment! The recent Merseyside tour in January saw me honoured to receive the Queens Award Badge for Voluntary Service from Liverpool Heartbeat through all their services to the Community all over the North West. I am proud to be an Ambassador for this magnificent Charity who I have worked with for nearly 20 years promoting health lifestyles and positive Natural High messages all over Merseyside and beyond.
As part of the presenattion each Student receives a card which included sources of help and advice such as ChildLine and Government funded agencies such as FRANK, Know The Score (Scotland), Drinkline, Quitline.
February saw me do my first show in over 20 years in Cumbria, my home County! The feedback was been exceptional from visitors, students, teachers with one visitor saying that the show should go to all Year 7's in all schools. One of the competitions is the Natural High 'MIND' competition and after hearing the messages I ask the Year 7's to write me a slogan, they only get a couple of minutes but this is one of the slogans from one student - “My talents are drawing, singing and art, these are my Natural Highs and they light up my heart, they are better than drugs, drinking and smoking, so we need to stop drugs and crime and I’m not joking”, they were ALL certainly engaged/positive/involved!