Drugs & Alcohol - making positive choices

Values for Life Incursions

Drugs

"Well done - lots of very relevant information that I'm sure the students will benefit from. I especially liked the fact the session was adapted to suit the ages of the students. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to tackle this discussion of drugs
Teacher, Billabong High School

"Made me feel less like I was being fed information, but shown a better way."
Year 7 student, Box Hill High School

Through interactive activities and age-relevant information, we explore the effects of drugs and alcohol, safety measures, the potential harm it can cause and issues of peer pressure. For primary and secondary schools.

Key concepts covered in the session:
  • What drugs are and exploring the different reasons why people use drugs and alcoholThe effects of drug use on the human body including medicinal and more harmful drugs (age appropriate)
  • How alcohol (and other drugs) effects the brain
  • What addiction is, how it begins and impacts the future
  • The importance of making positive and healthy life choices
  • How peer pressure can be powerful, particularly for young people, and how it influences our choices
  • Decision-making and thinking of long-term consequences
  • Promotion of resilient factors including the need for a caring community, having positive role models, setting goals and having a greater purpose in life

Student Incursion Details:
  • Sessions are interactive and involve a variety of activities, discussion and multi-media to engage and educate
  • We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups
  • Tailored to suit your school's specific needs, timetable and budget
  • Delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
  • Each session is aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Follow-up material is provided for teachers

Our aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 30,000 students in over 170 schools each year.

We also offer the following topics for primary and secondary students:
Primary School Topics:
  • GREAT MATES - friendship skills
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • CYBER SAVVY - cyber-safety & social networking
  • OPERATION EMPATHY - community & inclusion
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • HIT THE GROUND RUNNING - transition to high school

Secondary School Topics:
  • COMMUNITY MATTERS - friends & building community
  • BULLY PROOF - anti-bullying & cyber-safety
  • PLUGGED IN - cyber-safety & social networking
  • LEAD THE WAY - leadership skills
  • DRUGS & ALCHOL - drug education
  • MAN UP? - manhood
  • MORE THAN SKIN DEEP - positive self-worth
  • THINGS THAT MATTER - developing priorities

BOOKINGS
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More Reviews

"Very engaging and effective! Students got immediate benefit - I was impressed by your energy and integrity."
Teacher, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

"It was really effective! Students learnt real world solutions."
Teacher, Beerwah Secondary College

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

English, Science , Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education

Themes

Drugs, Alcohol, Biology, Chemistry, Peer Pressure, Science, Stories, Interactive Activities

Artform

Lecture, Workshop

Duration

A single session is between 45 and 90 minutes (flexible to suit your timetable). We offer a range of options from a single session to several sessions for the same or different groups.

Cost

Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions). Contact us for a quick quote.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

We travel Australia-wide

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Enquiry/Booking Request