Rue the Day

KS3

Lesson Description

After viewing the video "Rue the Day" young people explore the legal process of being involved in, possessing or supplying illegal substances. During the D'n'A Day young people meet representatives from agencies that provide information and advice to learn about the wider consequences of substance misuse.

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Thinking about Drinking

KS3

Lesson Description

A board game challenges the pupil's knowledge about alcohol and the law and the ways in which alcohol can affect your behaviour. A DVD extract is used to stimulate discussion about the consequences of anti social behaviour for an 'invisible boy' and the local community. Pupils are given positive safety messages and guidance with information about help lines and organisations.

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Solving the Problem (S)

KS3

Lesson Description

"Flying High", a contemporary DVD produced by young people themselves, is used in this lesson to encourage pupils to consider the risks and consequences of sniffing solvents. Group work and hot seating activities provide opportunities for pupils to discuss key questions that will challenge their own ideas and attitudes towards peer pressure and taking risks. Pupils are given information and advice about where they can obtain help.

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Class Act

KS4

Lesson Description

Through an interactive workshop in Class Act, pupils increase their knowledge of the consequences and laws governing substance misuse. This lesson also includes important information about New Emerging Drugs (NEDs) or psychoactive substances. For background information for teachers on NEDs refer to the New Emerging Drugs page which will be available by 1 October 2012.

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Double Trouble

KS4

Lesson Description

A variety of activities including role play and discussion is used to encourage the pupils to consider the effects of alcohol misuse. An emotive DVD clip presents the consequences of alcohol misuse and the effects of glassing, rape, assault and death are discussed. Pupils are then encouraged to discover how they might reduce the risk to their personal safety and offered guidance about where to go for help and information.

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Vanity Insanity (S)

KS4

Lesson Description

Pupils develop their awareness about the risks and consequences of using different types of Steroids and image enhancing drugs. The Law regarding their use is discussed within the context of scenarios which reinforce key messages. Information is given on where to go for help.