Faculty, staff and kindergarten students celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 24-31 at Northwestern Elementary by participating in daily activities.

Sponsored by the National Family Partnership, Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign about drug prevention education and advocacy, according to redribbon.org.

Through daily videos, children were taught by Darin the DARE Lion about washing hands of drugs, throwing drugs away and making the body strong by keeping drugs out.

This year’s Red Ribbon theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was promoted in activities that students and their teachers took part in such as a Wear Red Day on Oct. 29, when the school hosted a Red Ribbon rally that included cheers against drug use and classrooms competing in races.

Children watched the antics of the teachers who also ran the races, Northwestern spokesperson Susan Varnadore said.

Kindergartners Christian Coleman and Madison Haynes were named fastest boy and girl of the Red Ribbon races.