This video based programme supports schools in their teaching of alcohol and drug education. The drama covers how young people may drink or smoke cannabis due to the mistaken belief that ‘everyone is doing it’.
This programme explores many myths around alcohol and drugs and highlights that most young people do not regularly drink alcohol or have ever smoked cannabis. The programme uses drama plus a discussion workshop to show young people the impacts that alcohol can have on a young person’s interests, friendships, health and aspirations.MAKE ENQUIRY
82% of students, after taking part in the session, correctly identified that less than half of 11-15 year olds have ever had an alcoholic drink. Before the session only 50% were correct.
87% of students identified that the statement ‘Over 40% of 11-15 year olds have tried cannabis’ was false after taking part in the session. Before the session only 66% got this correct.
89% of students thought that the Loudmouth session helps young people to stay safe around alcohol and drugs.
87% of students would recommend the programme for next year’s students.
The programme is designed to give young people the skills, knowledge and confidence to know where and how to seek appropriate support. By the end of the programme the young people will have learnt strategies to support themselves or friends who are facing difficulties around alcohol or drugs.