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Alcohol and the Community

Topic: Alcohol.

Description: Alcohol focused activity for use in Social Studies. Young people will begin to understand how alcohol misuse can have a negative effect on the local community.

Type: Lesson plan.

Target group: Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Access to IT desirable for additional research by young people but not essential. Flipchart paper and pens required. 

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Alcohol and the community (pdf)

QA Tool: Alcohol and the Community

As it is

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs.

Description: The AS IT IS DVD is a resource that tackles the issues of gang fighting, territorialism, offending behaviour and substance misuse. The DVD was produced by a partnership of statutory and voluntary agencies based in Glasgow. Accompanying pack was developed by Glasgow Council on Alcohol.  DVD includes interviews with real people and graphic imagery which some people may find disturbing. The resource challenges entrenched thinking by showing how choices made by gang members have impacted in their own and other people’s lives.  Police Scotland advise that the resource is an early intervention toolkit and can be used with P7, S1 & S2 pupils.  This resource will generate discussion and provoke different thinking with all age groups.  It is recommended that parental consent should be obtained if this resource is to be used with persons under the age of 16. It is strongly recommended that staff view the films and teaching aids prior to use.  If additional hard copies are required please contact Inspector Stevie Kinvig, Police Scotland.

Type: Pack.

Target group: Second; Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Access to DVD Player/PC & Projector to allow DVD to be played.

Implications for staff: The nature of this resource means that staff should review prior to use, young people may have experienced gang fighting & consequences & as a result may require support during and after use of the resource. DVD contains graphic scenes of violence.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link:   

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Assessing the impact of advertising

Topic: Alcohol.

Description: Alcohol based activity focussing on the impact of advertising for use in Social Studies. Can be used as a standalone lesson or to complement Take a Drink Drama performance. Explores the extent to which young people’s choices and decisions around alcohol consumption can be influenced by advertising.

Type: Lesson plan.

Target group: Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Access to IT would be useful for further research by young people but not essential. Selection of magazines and newspapers would be useful.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Assessing the impact of advertising (pdf)

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Sun, sea and safety

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Analysis of Alcohol Facts and Figures

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs.

Description: Alcohol/Drug based activity for use in Mathematics. Can be used as a stand alone lesson or to complement Take a Drink Drama performance. Explores the effects of alcohol/drugs on society by analysing relevant data.

Type: Lesson plan.

Target group: Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Access to computers required for pupils to research topic and present findings.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Analysis of alcohol facts and figures (pdf)

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Health, Safety and Dignity

Topic: Alcohol.

Description: A four week peer education programme for use with S1 and S2 pupils developed by senior pupils in St Roch’s High School in Glasgow.  The course focuses on alcohol and has three themes: safety, health and dignity.  The course comprises a series of interactive workshops to help young people make positive choices about alcohol.  The pack can be used by staff to deliver alcohol education to young people or by senior students wishing to gain experience of peer education delivery. Positive choices about alcohol.

Type: Pack.

Target group: Second; Third; Fourth; Senior phase.

IT/practical requirements: Access to smartboard required for session 3 –WEBSITE REFERRED TO NO LONGER AVAILABLE, please usehttp://choicesforlifeonline.org/cards/alcohol-the-effects-on-your-body.aspx

Implications for staff: Support for delivery of this resource is provided by Glasgow Council on Alcohol.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Health, Safety and Dignity

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Myths and Facts

Topic: Alcohol.

Description: Resource pack which includes bottles and units activity, alcohol quiz and discussion around safety tips and advice. Explore common myths and misconceptions around alcohol and alcohol use.

Type: Pack.

Target group: Third.

IT/practical requirements: For best results the session should be delivered along with a collection of bottles, jar of pickled liver and beer goggles.  Please contact your local GCA office or Health Improvement Team to borrow resources.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Myths and Facts (zip)

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Rory

Organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Course Name

Rory – using the Rory resource in Schools

Aim of the course

Aim 

  • Learners will enhance their awareness and understanding of the problems caused by alcohol in Scotland;
  • have a greater awareness of the impact of harmful parental drinking on children and families;
  • more confidence to respond to children who are or may be affected by parental drinking.

Description of Training course

The training explores the Rory storybook and resource pack, which aims to build resilience and protective factors in children.  The pack comes with a range of age appropriate lesson plans and activities which focus on exploring relationships, development of problem solving and communication skills. 

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, available from training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk 

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Primary school staff (P1-7) who would like to learn more about Rory and how it can be used with children aged five to eleven years, building resilience and increasing social & emotional wellbeing.  

Trainers / organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.

We want to reduce the impact of alcohol on individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

We want to see fewer people have their health damaged or lives cut short due to alcohol, fewer children and families suffering as a result of other people’s drinking, and communities free from alcohol-related crime and violence. 

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full 

Time

This is a 4hr course delivered over 2 x 2hr sessions, usually 4pm-6pm.

Contacts / booking details / website etc.https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk 

Call: 0141 572 6700

Venue

Varies, contact provider training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Choices For Life: Sophie’s Story (Alcohol)

Topic: Alcohol

Description:   Together with PACE Theatre, Choices for Life have produced a series of dramas “Someday” which are all interlinked. They tell the story of Liam, Sophie and Scott as they experience peer pressure, smoking, drugs and alcohol for the first time and must face the consequences that lead from it. 

Sophie’s story is about a group of school girls who have been invited to a house party and offered alcohol.  It focuses on Sophie, who gets really drunk and the consequences that follow.  

The film lasts approximately 15 minutes and can either be watched on its own or as part of the someday series covering other substance misuse topics.  You can also see what happened to Sophie after the party by watching the follow on film “Facing the consequences” – a documentary style drama exploring long and short term consequences.

Type: Online resource, Film

Target group: Third Level

IT/practical requirements: Access to the internet required 

Implications for staff: No additional training required

Cost attached: No

Resource link: 

QA Tool: Sophie’s Story QA Tool

Take a Drink

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs.

Description: Drama performed by PACE Theatre Company highlighting the dangers of risk taking behaviour to young people, for example, the consequences/situations facing young people under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. The drama follows three characters who attend a party and all have very different experiences due to their excessive alcohol consumption. Follow up workshops are delivered by Glasgow Council on Alcohol to allow discussion about issues raised in the play.  This play is commissioned by NHS GG&C for all Glasgow Secondary Schools at present.  If you are interested in running a similiar project outwith the Glasgow area please contact PACE Theatre Company directly.  Take A Drink 2012 Evaluation Report available on request.

Type: Performance/Drama.

Target group: Third; Fourth; Senior phase.

IT/practical requirements: Stage area required or large hall depending on audience size. Drama company provide all required equipment including sound equipment.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: http://www.pacetheatre.com

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Young Booze Busters Website

Topic: Alcohol; Drugs; Tobacco.

Description: Interactive, incentive based information on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  This online resource contains information for young people and parents/carers as well as video clips, games, competitions and a link to Becky Booze Buster. Provides information on alcohol.  Additonal information on drugs and tobacco has recently been added.

Type: Online interactive resource.

Target group: Third; Fourth.

IT/practical requirements: Computer with internet access.  You Tube access required to watch videos.  Link to Becky Booze Busters is via Facebook or email.

Implications for staff: None.

Cost attached: No.

Resource link: Young Booze Busters

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Oh Lila

Organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Course Name

Oh Lila – a learning resource for pre – school aged children

Aim of the course

The course explores the key themes of the Oh Lila resource and how it relates to building resilience in children. Oh Lila is linked to the curriculum for excellence with a particular focus on Health & Wellbeing.

On completing training learners will:

  • Have enhanced awareness and understanding of the problems caused by alcohol in Scotland
  • Be more aware of early years policies and strategies
  • Be able to identify ways to confidently use Oh Lila
  • Be more confident in managing disclosures

Description of Training course

Oh Lila is a flexible resource which aims to build resilience and protective factors in young children, helping them to explore their emotions, develop social skills and identify trusted adults. The 4 hr workshop provides learners with an interactive and engaging experience.

Dates of training (Day, date, year)

Throughout year, available from training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Participants (who should apply? Criteria?)

Target group – Nursery workers and practitioners working with children of pre-school age (3-5yrs) to help them to identify trusted adults and understand that asking for help is a positive behaviour.  

Min/max participants – Min 6 and max of 18

Trainers / organisation

Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.

We want to reduce the impact of alcohol on individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

We want to see fewer people have their health damaged or lives cut short due to alcohol, fewer children and families suffering as a result of other people’s drinking, and communities free from alcohol-related crime and violence.

Closing date to apply to attend (for example – 2 weeks before the course start date)

Until course is full

Time

Training is delivered over 4 hours – usually 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm.

Contacts / booking details / website etc.https://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

Call: 0141 572 6700

Venue

Varies, contact provider training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk