Living and Learning: I know what a drug is

Thursday 05 January 2023

We start the new year with drug education.

This week,  we focus on the reasons why we use household products and medicines and the importance of using them safely. Our pupil explore a range of medicine labels and instructions and assess risk in different situations. They identify how to minimise/prevent further risk to help prevent accidents from occurring.

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Even young children can begin to develop an understanding of drugs.

Talk to your child about medicines – they’re helpful drugs, but only when used by the right people in the right way. Older children can develop this understanding in terms of other drugs like alcohol – talk about age restrictions and drinking in moderation.

In today’s lesson, we looked at empty medicine packaging with partners. The aim was to find the all the information someone would need before taking the medicine, and how they were labelled.