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Purbrook students get the message with unique health day

ADVICE Karen Monteith gives alcohol awareness advice to pupils, from left, Jade Davis, 14, Phoebe Mcintyre, 14, Connie Stewart, 14, Izzi Roberts, 14. Picture: Paul Jacobs  (123486-1)

ADVICE Karen Monteith gives alcohol awareness advice to pupils, from left, Jade Davis, 14, Phoebe Mcintyre, 14, Connie Stewart, 14, Izzi Roberts, 14. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123486-1)

 

YOUNSTERS have been learning about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll as part of a schol day with a twist.

Year 10 students, aged 14 and 15, took part in the health day at Purbrook Park School.

It was organised in a bid to educate youngsters about safe sex and the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

Officers from Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire police gave out advice.

Representatives from Sex Sense, a Portsmouth group which offers sex-related advice, were also there.

And to finish the day, a group of students from South Downs College added the rock ‘n’ roll element by performing live to the pupils.

Simon Pykett, music teacher at the school, said: ‘The objective is to get as much information to the children as possible about health.

‘This included sex, alcohol and drug awareness. But I thought it would be fitting to put a bit of rock and roll into it as well.’

And he added that he feels it had been a useful experience for the students.

‘They are at that age where it’s important for them to know the dangers of alcohol and drugs and sex.

‘It’s unfortunate for the community to think that kids are switched on. They aren’t. They don’t know about the details like we do.

‘If they are educated in a fun way it gets the message across to them.

‘I think they have enjoyed it.’

Pupils took on different activities such as putting on ‘beer goggles’ to let them know how their body might be affected after drinking, and learning about how the human body is affected by drugs.

They also learnt about the spread of sexual diseases.

Pupil Izzi Roberts, 14, said: ‘Finding out stuff that we didn’t know before was quite interesting.

‘We are around the age that people will start experimenting with drink and drugs so it’s probably a good time to learn the negative side effects.’

Red Oakley, 14, said: ‘I reckon it will be helpful in the future knowing about sexual diseases and things like that.’

 

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