New and Nasty

KS3

Lesson Description

Pupils discover what NPS are. Through activities and group work they learn to identify the risks and consequences of using the substances. They are given the opportunity to develop strategies to help overcome peer pressure and are signposted to sources of help, support and advice.

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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

Through discussion, questioning and activities pupils learn about Alcohol, its effects and the risks associated with drinking. They find out about the Law while playing a game and finally are signposted to agencies that offer help and support.

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Double Trouble (S)

KS3

Lesson Description

A variety of activities is used to encourage pupils to think about the risks of drinking Alcohol. Emotive video clips present the consequences of alcohol misuse and the effects of glassing, assault and death are discussed. Pupils discover how they might reduce the risk to their personal safety and where they can go for help and advice.

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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 Psychoactive Substances (NPS), previously known as New Emerging Drugs (NEDs). For background information for teachers refer to the New Psychoactive Substances on the page menu.

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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.

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