Alcohol education scheme targets 1,000 more schools

27 September, 2011

The Alcohol Education Trust has reached more than 4,000 secondary school pupils in its first year, it claims.

The trust was set up by a group of teachers who felt the alcohol awareness resources available to schools were inadequate.

It has created materials on how to stay safe, avoid peer pressure and make pupils aware of both the short and long-term risks associated with getting drunk and binge drinking.

Over 300 schools are currently using its teacher workbook and with a grant from Drinkaware, 1,000 more will receive a free teacher work of lesson plans, games and worksheets together with a DVD this academic year.

Gordon Redley, retired head of Dorchester Middle School and chair of trustees of the trust, said: “We are amazed how much the trust has achieved in its first year and the hunger for this information.”

Trust director Helena Conibear added: “We are now working with 10% of secondary schools across the UK and there is much to be done.”

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