Following on from our previous alcohol awareness sessions at Bishop Challoner School in Birmingham, we were invited back to be a part of the Health and Wellbeing day for Year 10 students.
Our Development Officers Rachel and Vickki delivered five, hour-long sessions each, to groups of approximately 20 students. Utilising elements of our alcohol awareness work pack, which will be available to purchase soon, the session required students to consider the impact alcohol has on:
- Their body
- Their appearance
- Their physical health
- Their relationships with other people
- Their mental wellbeing
- Their sleep
- Unborn babies
The Year 10 groups were very inquisitive and asked a number of pertinent questions on how alcohol impacts individuals and other people. They shared many ideas and stories within the group activities, and made some excellent observations on how alcohol can affect relationships.
At the end of each session we incorporated a reflection section, to enable the groups to review what they had learnt and make evaluations from this. The most common feedback we received (from both the male and female students) was discovering the impact alcohol can have on babies in the womb, as well as finding out the calorie content in many alcoholic drinks.