Sobering discussion on substance abusePosted in General School News on Monday, 19 June, 2017
Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 were delivered some strong words of advice on the contentious issues of alcohol and drug use on Wednesday.
Paul Dillon, a well respected guest speaker and director of DARTA (Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia) has been visiting the College for four years and his presentations, delivered to the students in their specific Year groups, address various issues that are especially relevant to the situations that students of the particular age group may encounter. His presentations focus on the avoidance of harmful behaviour, understanding the legal and physical consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, and the actions that should be taken if an emergency occurs – both what to do and what not to do.
Mr Dillon excels at engaging students across the three year groups and his young audiences were remarkably attentive during his 90-minute presentations. He is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information.
Hosting guest speakers such as Mr Dillon demonstrates the College’s commitment to our students’ holistic wellbeing and also provides important life skills at a period in students’ lives when many young people are exposed to social situations which can have potentially harmful consequences.