See details of our project to create a cafe, office and community space on the Great Field at Poundbury…
We are a national charity that supports schools, parents, carers, health educators and youth outreach teams to ensure that young people of all abilities learn to stay safe around alcohol. We develop and deliver holistic, life skill and evidence-based approaches that build resilience and reduce underage drinking and alcohol related harms. Read more…
Where our programme was in place, just 8% of pupils took up drinking over the 18 months from year 8 to the end of year 9 compared to 20% following other programmes.
I have been using the AET resources for a number of years and am really impressed with how comprehensive and well-constructed they are. It is a rare thing to find an organisation who really understands how to reach young people in different year groups effectively. AETs resources are pitched brilliantly for different age groups and the activities are just the sort of active and engaging activities which make for effective PSHE.
My students enjoy the activities and demonstrate really good understanding of the issues at the end of their lessons. It is really helpful in planning a curriculum for specialists and non-specialist teachers that the resources are so detailed and there is such a lot of really good, clear advice for teachers on the website and in the resource book. I can set these lessons confident that my staff can teach informative, accurate and thoughtful lessons which encourage critical thinking and challenge stereotypes.
Given the lack of funding in schools it is also worth mentioning that the fact that their resources are free to use is vitally important to schools. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Chew Valley School
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Pavilion in the Park – an update on our project to create a cafe, office and community space on the Great Field at PoundburyThanks to the wonderful pledges received through crowd funding, we received over £22,000 from both on and offline donations including £10,000 of match funding from Dorset County Council Youth Fund. Our 10th Anniversary Ball raised over £30,000 and we have received two stunning grants from Sport England and The Clothworkers Foundation. We were also thrilled to receive a grant of £10,000 from National Lottery Community Fund as well as from The Pocket Parks Fund Local Trusts and businesses have been so generous, with our first grant received from The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation, followed by Dorchester Rotary and Round Table, Yarlington Housing Association, Women who Dine and Dorchester Arts and Food Festival. Both local Waitrose stores have also supported PiP’s too. Dorchester Town Council are being wonderfully supportive and we just await confirmation of a contribution from the local Section 106 or CIL funds from Dorset Council. So we are getting very close to achieving the £290,000 we need to build and fit out Pip’s café and community space, being built at cost by a local builder, CG Fry, with just £23,000 left to raise! If you feel able to help us reach this final milestone, then please do get in touch or visit https://alcoholeducationtrust.org/will-you-help-us-make-it-happen/ For more information and comment see our special newsletter... read more
Helena Conibear has spoken to staff and parents about alcohol on three separate occasions in the past two academic years. We, and parents, have been so impressed with the quality of the information, advice and resources provided by the AET… The talks are always well received.Parent Sessions
The resources from AET have been hugely appreciated, they have enabled our pupils to review their thoughts and misconceptions around alcohol in an interactive and engaging way that has fuelled positive and reflective discussions.SEN Resources
As an officer who knows quite a lot around this field I was delighted to find the training not only informative but delivered in such a way that it was engaging and very practical to understand. The feedback from the teachers was very positive. I am very confident in that this resource and knowledge will be transferred to both the young people and the adults within their establishments.CPD training session