Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Legal and illegal highs

Wiki of legal intoxicants;

Frank (UK advice site for teens) on legal highs;

FamilyLives guide to banned drugs;

Centeronaddiction list of banned drugs;

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

AA Alcoholics Anonymous

100 Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse
Defining Alcoholism

Health effects

Drink Spiking
Daily Mail reports on a victim's story [note: this paper likes a moral panic]


A Dr's view on the dangers of alcoholism

How Alcohol Affects Your Brain And Body

Underage Drink Driving: Jacqui's Story

Alcohol and Your Brain

Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

10 Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse
(from AlcoholMasteryTV)

C4 News: Dangers of Alcohol During Pregnancy

The Dangers of alcohol and date rape drugs

Dangers of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Celebrities and alcoholism
Here are some links to news stories about high profile alcoholics, many of whom have failed to combat their alcoholism.
Find an AA meeting
Gazza, ex-England footballer, talks about his battle (Daily Mail video).

Bradley Cooper opens up on his battle with alcoholism.

Amy Winehouse's death linked to alcoholism

Channing Tatum claims to be "a high functioning alcoholic".

Bruce Willis on getting sober.

10 Celebrities ravaged by alcoholism:

Matthew Perry on Piers Morgan show

Monday, 11 January 2016

Yr8 Spring1 career + work

TASK 1a:
write down the skills mentioned by the teacher in this video [2:39]

TASK 1b:
again, write down the skills mentioned in this video [2:19]

Share and discuss the list of skills you've compiled from these videos. What other important skills can you think of?

After a short class discussion, fill these in and stick into your books.

What did YOU write?
What careers are you interested in?
What life skills do you need to succeed in this field?

Watch the video on the Year 8 blog and take notes in your SMSC book of the skills presented. 


Monday, 4 January 2016