Drugs and Alcohol

Young people are likely to come into contact with drugs and alcohol and may face pressure from their peers to use drugs or drink alcohol. Effective drug and alcohol education from an early age is therefore imperative in developing young people’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and values relating to drugs and alcohol. Providing an opportunity to practice and learn an array of personal and social skills including coping, decision making and resistance skills, impact on perceptions of risks associated with substance abuse and dispel myths about substance misuse. The aim is ultimately to enable young people to make informed, healthy and safe choices.

“Who? What? Where? Take Care!”

Description:

“Who? What? Where? Take Care!” is a Wales Police resource used to help children understand the dangers of medicines.  It can easily be adapted for use in schools in England.  

Links:

Who? What? Where? (opens new window)

Suitability:

  • FP - Early Years (3-4)
  • FP - Reception (4-5)

  • KS 1 - Year 1 (5-6)
  • KS 1 - Year 1 (6-7)

  • KS 2 - Year 3 (7-8)

Unplugged

Description:

Unplugged - Focused education on smoking, drugs and alcohol designed for 12-14 year olds and consists of 12 one-hour units delivered weekly by teachers who have been trained to deliver the intervention Designed to equip young people with specific skills and resources that they need to resist social influences and to support knowledge about drugs and their adverse health consequences. It focuses on core ‘life skills’: critical thinking, decision-making, creative thinking, effective communication, relationship skills, self-awareness, empathy, and coping with emotions. In addition, the programme aims to correct mistaken ideas about how prevalent and acceptable drug use is in general among young people.

Links:

Unplugged (opens new window)

Suitability:

  • KS 3 - Year 8 (12-13)
  • KS 3 - Year 9 (13-14)

  • KS 4 - Year 10 (14-15)

Last Orders – theatre production

Description:

Underage drinking and alcohol use are common factors that link anti-social behaviour, teenage pregnancy, STIs and illegal purchase of age restricted products. Consequently, our theatre show, "Last Orders" can be tailored to explore each of these themes in more detail.

Links:

"Last Orders" - KS3 Alcohol Education (opens new window)

Suitability:

  • KS 3 - Year 9 (13-14)

Consequences

Description:

Adam Rogers died on a night out with friends, he was killed whilst trying to act as peacekeeper.  The aim of this pack is to highlight to young people the futility of violence on our streets  

Links:

Adam’s Story (opens new window)

Suitability:

  • KS 2 - Year 5 (9-10)
  • KS 2 - Year 6 (10-11)

  • KS 3 - Year 7 (11-12)
  • KS 3 - Year 8 (12-13)
  • KS 3 - Year 9 (13-14)

  • KS 4 - Year 10 (14-15)
  • KS 4 - Year 11 (15-16)

Gemma’s wardrobe – theatre production

Description:

A theatre performance and workshop based on a true story, students will easily identify with the main character.  In a very practical way, they develop self confidence, awareness and decision making skills, giving them the best opportunity to make their own positive life style choices.

Links:

Gemma's Wardrobe (opens new window)

Suitability:

  • KS 3 - Year 7 (11-12)
  • KS 3 - Year 8 (12-13)
  • KS 3 - Year 9 (13-14)