Pupils give teachers alcohol lessons
Although there is concern nationally about young people’s alcohol use and specifically teenage binge drinking it is the older age group of 30 – 65 that actually drink the most over a week and who have the most alcohol related health problems.
The cult of ‘just a couple of glasses’ of wine each evening can see people’s drinking go beyond safe limits without them realising it.
The pupils are all undertaking work with The Prince's Trust as part of a successful alternative curriculum that the college delivers. This project which will also look at drug use as well as alcohol is facilitated by teacher Sue Draycot who said that she was very impressed with the way that the students had delivered this sensitive alcohol message to their teachers.
A representative from Leicester City Council’s Personal and Social Health Education advisory team said: “These pupils have worked really hard to research and develop health promotion messages that they have then transmitted to their teachers – this is the opposite of the norm when teachers can sometimes be perceived to be lecturing kids around such behaviour”.
“In planning for the event the pupils learnt so much around sensible alcohol use and a lot more too. It’s a great example of active learning”