On Wednesday 19th February, 26 students attended the ‘PARTY Program’ at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. PARTY Stands for ‘Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth’. Senior Health students given the opportunity to participate in this program were able to see the impact that alcohol and high risk behaviours have on the lives of young people. Through DVD’s, PowerPoint presentations and interactive simulated clinical scenarios, participants were able to meet health professionals, emergency services personnel and people who have experienced trauma and survived, often with significant disabilities.
This was an eye opening day for our students. Everyday these young people are confronted with decisions that may change the course of their life and we know that this program has had a powerful effect on them. We hope this message of making good choices will be spread throughout the Burnside community with the purpose of saving young lives. A big thank you to the staff of Sunshine Coast University Hospital who ran the professional and interactive program and Bek Sayers (our health nurse), Mr Jessen and Mr Sergeant for assisting throughout the day
Written by Mrs Liz Jessen - Senior Health Teacher