PSHE/Citizenship GCSE: Emily's experience of drinking alcohol at 16

Emily tells how an evening of drinking alcohol led to a sequence of events that changed her life.

At the time, she set out just wanting to have a good time, but after her experience with alcohol her attitude to drinking has changed significantly.

Emily was so drunk after leaving a bar that she agreed to the offer of help finding a taxi from a man she barely knew, with devastating consequences.

She was sexually assaulted in a nearby park.

The effect of alcohol on Emily is explored through scientific analysis and highlights how behaviour can change dramatically when drinking.

This is shown through interviews, reconstructions and scientific graphics.

This clip is from the series Drink & Drugs: My Story.

Teacher Notes

Pupils could discuss why young people choose to drink alcohol and research the extent of young people's alcohol use.

Pupils could research the impact of alcohol on the body and how this can make people vulnerable to poor decision making, assault or accidents.

It could also be used to explore pupils' responsibility to protect their peers if they believe them to be vulnerable or at risk.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for GCSE PSHE and Citizenship. This clip will be relevant for teaching teenagers about personal welfare and the effects of drink and drugs.

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Jordan's experience of drinking alcohol at 16
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Lorne's experience of smoking cannabis
Rose's experience of taking legal high drugs
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