Drug Education!

For four weeks grade 5W, 5G and 56N did a drug education session about how to use and have good drugs like Panadol and lots of other good drugs. but bad drugs like cocaine and lots more. I now know that having to many good drugs can be to bad for you. There are many different types of drugs, but some of them have to be prescribed to you in case of emergency, if you have a prescribed medicine or good drug and have it if you are not needing them it can make you sick again. We also learnt  about cigarets and how they are bad for you, we watched some cigaret ads, and they have made me scared of cigarets. We were assigned to do a poster about how cigarets are bad for you, I couldn’t do it because we were moving to my Nan’s house until our new house was built.

I hope you have enjoyed my little recap on drug education.  Bye 🙂

Drug Education: What I learnt

Drug Education

For the past 4 weeks, the grade 5 classes of Berwick Lodge Primary school have been learning about drugs, their dangers, side effects and, if medicinal, safe use and benefits.  This post will be a synopsis of what we have learnt. Hope you enjoy! 😀

Week 1:

I was absent this week, but from the information I have gathered from my classmates, we learnt about the different types of drugs, their side effects and possible addictions. This was a kind of general overview lesson.

Week 2:

This week we learnt about alcohol using the De Bono Thinking Hats method. We analysed the risks, addictiveness and the reasons behind drinking and binge drinking.  We separated into different groups to focus on one part (facts, effects, feelings, benefits and problems) to then combine our knowledge and create a poster. We split into our groups and bounced ideas off one-another for opinions. We brought our knowledge together to produce a small poster about the dangers of alcohol.

Week 3:

This week we did one of the most addictive substances ever sold legally, tobacco. We had a look at the potential health hazards of tobacco and watched a series of Quitline advertisements. The pictures in the ads were quite confronting, and we were asked to use similar types of pictures in our posters. My poster was about cigarettes being radioactive.

Week 4:

This week we learnt about what drugs are legal or illegal, how to read the warnings and instructions and what is safe to take. We were given a sheet with images of medicine and drugs. We were told to identify which ones were safe and which ones were dangerous. We also had to read the labels on the products to decide what they were used for. We had to then use that information to deduct what activities it would be safe to do while under the influence of these drugs. I personally enjoyed this lesson the most.

Result

Overall, I really enjoyed the Drug Ed classes, however we are now moving on to leadership classes to prepare us for Grade 6. Hope you enjoyed. Bye 😀