As students make the transition from primary to secondary school, they face many new challenges. The combination of entering into a new environment, the pressure of social interaction and the awkwardness of adolescence can lead to a student becoming more susceptible to using and abusing drugs.
Research shows that merely possessing knowledge about drugs is not enough to reduce the risk of a student taking them. Students also need to have self-confidence and the social skills to handle such temptations or any other unreasonable requests they may face.
To meet students' needs, LEAP designed a series of secondary programmes entitled "Thinking it Through". The series comprises "Clearing the Smoke – The Quest for Truth about Cigarettes", "Party Smart" and "Risky Business". These programmes aim to help students explore the effects of tobacco, alcohol and psychotropic drugs have on the body, as well as equip them with the social skills to cope with peer pressure and make responsible decisions. LEAP's programmes also seek to guide students to reflect more on their role in society and their attitude to life.
All the programmes use videos, and are supported by interactive games and role-play activities in the schools' classrooms to generate discussion. At the end of the 90-minute session, LEAP provides teachers with a resource pack which contains materials for follow-up activities to reinforce the programmes as well as local statistics and drug-related information.
To book or enquire about the Secondary Programmes (available in Chinese only), please contact Him Lam (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 2530 0018.