Far too many times we hear the cries of the unbelievable echoing through our schools, where violence is unprovoked and thoughtless minds invade the sacred institution of learning.

That's why large props go out to the Lufkin Panther cheerleaders for taking the time to explain to our next generation that the misuse of drugs will only spell disaster in ones lifetime.

They may have only had childlike faces, but in today's world, becoming an impressionable youngster is simpler than ever, thanks to "apps", "video", and "web" interaction at their fingertips.

The children at Burley Primary school got to hear and see a series of performances by the cheer squad, in making for a successful pep rally around Red Ribbon Week.