Living and Learning: drug education

Monday 15 January 2024

In this week’s and last week’s Living and Learning sessions, we have been learning about drugs.

We’ve learnt the difference between medical and non medical drugs. Within non-medical drugs, we also learnt about legal and illegal drugs.

A drug is a substance that changes the way the body or the mind works.

We learnt that medicines are drugs that can be prescribed and given to us to help us feel better – for example, Calpol, which contains paracetamol.

We’ve also learnt about being safe and only using the specified amount of a medicine and only when supervised by a trusted adult.

This week, we had a visitor from d:side and we learnt more about legal, non-medical drugs such as nicotine, alcohol and caffeine.

Did you know that an energy drink such as Monster contains around four times as much caffeine than a single shot of espresso? It also contains the equivalent of 13 teaspoons of sugar!

Help at home: See if your child can remember how to safely use medicine.

Well done, Y5 & 6!