Strabane controlled primary school 2010


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    1. 1. Done By Skye Gallagher & Brona O’Kane Primary 7
    2. 2. What Is Alcohol? <ul><li>Alcohol is a depressant drug. It slows down the brain's activities. Alcohol isn't always used in a bad way though. People have been known to use alcohol for medical reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>What is Alcohol? </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is made when grains, fruits, or vegetables are fermented. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol affects your life in many, many ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol can be harmless and enjoyable, if it is used responsibly. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol is split into three different groups, Wines, Spirits and Beers. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Facts About alcohol <ul><li>7000 young people in Britain have their first drink every day! </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol can lead to: Regret, </li></ul><ul><li>Social Problems and depression. </li></ul><ul><li>In the under 35’s age group, </li></ul><ul><li>deaths have trebled due to alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>If you drink while pregnant, </li></ul><ul><li>your baby could be born with </li></ul><ul><li>FAS !! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Negative Affects! <ul><li>Alcohol is an addictive drug. Alcohol will waste your money and can destroy the way you look! </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a teenage drinker it will ruin your education by making your exam scores go down. </li></ul><ul><li>It will also wreck your relation- </li></ul><ul><li>ships with family or other people </li></ul><ul><li>Your Choice </li></ul>
    5. 5. Anti-Social Behaviour <ul><li>Anti-Social Behaviour is one of our biggest problems in the U.K. Most of the incidents that are committed are because of alcohol. Anti-social behaviour doesn't just make life unpleasant. It can ruin lives and make whole areas feel unsafe. </li></ul><ul><li>Types Of Anti-Social Behaviour: </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing drugs and drug use </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking alcohol in the street </li></ul><ul><li>Hoax phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive text messages and phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Rowdy behaviour </li></ul>
    6. 6. Alcohol Affects our health! <ul><li>Drinking can become a serious problem because it can affect our health in many ways. It will get to nearly every organ in your body and will destroy it. </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Damaged </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol Breaks the liver down </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol damages parts of the brain </li></ul><ul><li>It can increase the risk of a disease or a cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol messes with our concentration and memory. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why do people drink alcohol if it affects their health?? <ul><li>One of the biggest questions asked about alcohol is ‘Why Do People drink it?’ </li></ul><ul><li>People drink alcohol because: </li></ul><ul><li>It is their way of fitting in with </li></ul><ul><li>another group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Also many people drink because they like the taste. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people even drink to feel relaxed!! </li></ul><ul><li>Last of all a lot of people drink because of Peer Pressure which isn’t good!! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Peer Pressure <ul><li>Many people start drinking as young as 10 or 11 but some of these kids are drinking because of Peer Pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Pressure is a bit like bullying so it’s best to stay away from the people who Pressurise you. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Pressure isn’t always bad though, for example positive Peer Pressure could be used to Pressurise bullies into acting well towards other people! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Our Community <ul><li>Here in Strabane we have a lot of incidents because of alcohol. For example about two weeks ago The Meadows Football pitch was destroyed. Teenagers drank alcohol and when they were finished they broke the bottles and stuck them into the pitch. </li></ul><ul><li>The pitch has now to be dug up and </li></ul><ul><li>resurfaced with new grass which will cost </li></ul><ul><li>the council a lot of money. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Pictures of how you could show yourself up, while drunk!
    11. 11. Crimes Related with alcohol <ul><li>There are many crimes related with alcohol. One of the main ones is Fighting. </li></ul><ul><li>When you take a lot of alcohol it messes with your brain and makes you do things that you wouldn’t normally do, like fighting. Nearly every night on our streets we have riots and fights caused by people who go mad on alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>!It just isn’t good! </li></ul>
    12. 12. British Crime Survey <ul><li>According to PSNI analysis, 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>45% of all violent crime incidents, victims believed offenders were under the influence of alcohol ! </li></ul><ul><li>37% of domestic violence cases involve alcohol! </li></ul><ul><li>80% of all arrests on Saturday & Sunday are alcohol related!! </li></ul>Number of arrests Arrests related to alcohol % of Arrests related to alcohol Traffic 3,304 2,277 69% All categories 20,667 9,557 46%
    13. 13. Drink Driving <ul><li>The consequences for drink driving: </li></ul><ul><li>A three –Year ban from Driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 14 Years in Prison. </li></ul><ul><li>A fine of up to £5000. Wave goodbye to those savings. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s not the worst of it… </li></ul><ul><li>… You could die!! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Drink Driving <ul><li>According to the DOE: </li></ul><ul><li>24 people were killed in 2008 & 2009 due to alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>At the legal limit you are six times more likely to have a collision </li></ul><ul><li>There is NO safe limit. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the alcohol crashes are done by males age 17-24 </li></ul><ul><li>About a quarter of the crashes done are due to alcohol. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Pregnancy and drinking! <ul><li>According to Doctor Walls from Royal Victoria Hospital: </li></ul><ul><li>If you drink while pregnant your baby will have a big chance of being born with FAS (Foetal Alcohol syndrome) or a range of birth defects!! </li></ul><ul><li>Babies born with FAS will be </li></ul><ul><li>likely to have a disability problem, </li></ul><ul><li>behaviour problems and lifelong </li></ul><ul><li>learning problems </li></ul>
    16. 16. People we can look up to!! <ul><li>There is loads of people we can look up to including our friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>They set a good example for us and tell us what is right and wrong!! </li></ul><ul><li>We can always go to them for help and trust. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Good Role Models! <ul><li>Solange & Beyonce </li></ul><ul><li>Knowles David Beckham </li></ul><ul><li>Lionel Messi </li></ul>
    18. 18. Bad Role models <ul><li>George Best Tara Palmer </li></ul><ul><li>Tomkinson </li></ul><ul><li>Oliver Reed </li></ul>
    19. 19. Ads on the T.V. <ul><li>Some people that are addicted to alcohol try to stop but they can’t because there are too many ads on the T.V telling us about how good their brand of alcohol is. </li></ul><ul><li>This is another problem!! </li></ul>
    20. 20. Alternatives <ul><li>There are many things we can do instead of drinking alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>We could: </li></ul><ul><li>Go on trips, </li></ul><ul><li>Take some days out, </li></ul><ul><li>A bite to eat in somewhere nice, </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the beach </li></ul>
    21. 21. Pier Jumping <ul><li>If you like water then you should try Pier Jumping. </li></ul><ul><li>Pier Jumping is a great way to build confidence in yourself and it is also a great way to have fun… </li></ul><ul><li>… instead of Drinking!! </li></ul>
    22. 22. ‘ Shop till you Drop!’ <ul><li>If you are a ‘Shop till you drop’ person then you might want to take a shopping spree to a big, big mall!! </li></ul><ul><li>For girls, shopping is a great way of socialising with friends and also a great way of having fun… </li></ul><ul><li>… instead of drinking alcohol! </li></ul>
    23. 23. Go - Karting <ul><li>If you are in to races and cars then you might want to have a go at Go-Karting!! </li></ul><ul><li>For boys and girls, Go-Karting is great to way to have fun and to let all your bad feelings fly away. Just enjoy!! </li></ul><ul><li>You can do this instead of </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Dine Out <ul><li>Everybody likes to dine out occasionally. So if you are one of those people you should dine out with some friends. </li></ul><ul><li>For everybody, dining out is a great way of catching up with the ‘gossip’ and a great way of having fun… </li></ul><ul><li>… instead of drinking alcohol!! </li></ul>
    25. 25. Do not drink alcohol! Use your life sensibly, We only have one!
    26. 26. By Brona and Skye P.7. Alcohol PowerPoint