At your school
Would you like to learn more at school about alcohol and how to keep your friends safe?
Do you have ideas about what your school could do about alcohol issues?
Here are some things you can do at your school:
- Talk to your teachers and school principal about what alcohol education students receive at your school.
- Talk to senior staff in the school about alcohol education and phasing out alcohol from fundraisers and events. Let them know that role modelling is an important part of teaching children about alcohol-related harms.
- Suggest starting a Local Drug Action Group at your school with students, teachers, and members of the school community. Find out more about Local Drug Action Groups here. Local Drug Action Groups are active in many WA communities, including schools!
- Look for opportunities to raise awareness about alcohol-related harm – perhaps it could be the topic of an assignment or research project?
- Talk to the Student Council – they may support your concerns and ideas and offer leadership within the school community.
- Talk to the school’s parents committee and see if they will help to take action.
For more info on alcohol education in schools, check out School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) and an information sheet for schools on alcohol and other drug policies and programs from the Australian National Council on Drugs.