On Wednesday 23 August the school welcomed back drug and alcohol expert Paul Dillon.
The senior students were privileged enough to have a session with Paul, split up into year levels. The Year 10s focusing on strategies to keep themselves and others safe, the Year 11s on drinking and the effects of cannabis and the Year 12s about drink driving and drug and alcohol road testing.
Paul was able to connect and relate to the students with his quirky sense of humour and astonishing research. He was able to enhance the students’ knowledge about drug and alcohol safety as well as providing the students with life lessons on how to protect themselves and others in dangerous conditions that involve the consumption of drugs or alcohol.
Because of these sessions, many students have been able to walk away from any serious drug and alcohol situations that could harm their own life or somebody else’s. Paul has taught students to be responsible and ensure that we enter the world with lessons and lifesaving techniques. Over the years Paul has continued to share his eye opening research with us to explain the importance of safe drug and alcohol consumption. Many schools benefit from his visits, and we can’t wait to welcome him back next year.
Health and Wellbeing Leader