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About our Prevention, Education and Alcohol Awareness Classes
Our Prevention & Education team offers a range of initiatives, aiming to inform and educate young people in the East of Glasgow about alcohol and it’s many related issues. Alcohol awareness in the community can drastically reduce the impact of alcohol.
A major part of our work load is the provision of our award winning, alcohol awareness programme “Young Booze Busters” to primary schools located in the East of Glasgow.
Starting in primary six with the delivery of four sessions of alcohol awareness, followed a year later with another four sessions delivered to the same pupils now in primary seven. These fun and interactive alcohol awareness sessions are designed to inform young people about alcohol related issues so that they are in a better position to make safer, more informed choice about its future use. The programme also covers life skills such as decision making and assertiveness skills with young people learning to use these skills in role play scenarios within the classroom.
All sessions are complimented with the use of GEAAP’s bespoke alcohol awareness booklets which are completed by the young people in the classroom. The young people are encouraged to take these booklets home when completed as this can stimulate discussion in the home about alcohol related issues.
We provide alcohol related workshops & information stalls in a fun and interactive manner, we aim to challenge attitudes, increase knowledge and enable individuals to make safer more informed choices. These can shift the thinking on alcohol for young people, to inspire them to make better decisions.
Alcohol awareness inputs are also delivered to secondary schools and Youth groups across the East of Glasgow with inputs being tailored to individual school or group needs.
For more information contact the P & E team on 0141 773 1222.
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