Year 7/ S1
Year 7 / S1 – Suggested resources
It is advised that more of a life skills approach is taken until towards the end of year 7. The overwhelming majority of 11 year-olds will not be drinking alcohol (1% drink weekly). It is key to assess knowledge and experience before delivering alcohol education – See the Teacher Workbook.
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Ice breaker/ Conversation starter Musical Chairs game: How we are influenced by alcohol. This activity should take 20 mins to half and hour and will demonstrate to pupils that although they may not currently drink, their life is influenced by alcohol. These questions are examples and we suggest you make them more complex or simple according to your classes’ experience regarding alcohol (they know the names of drinks, they’ve seen someone who’s drunk etc.)
The decision on whether to drink or not
The key is for you to facilitate class discussion and to correct any misconceptions.
Ask the pupils to count how many times alcohol is mentioned or viewed during a TV show, or how many times they spot alcohol advertised during the week.
Alcohol and its effects, social and physical
Getting the balance right
Alcohol and staying safe
Try Switchen Kitchen in the online Learning Zone, talkaboutalcohol.com