Resources to fight a modern menace

9th February 1996 at 00:00
The Good Health Guide to Drugs, Channel 4 Schools and Central TV, published by Educational Television Company, 1995. Three 15-minute programmes aimed at pupils aged 9-12 featuring Tony Robinson and a group of children offering information, discussion on pressures to take drugs and how to make informed choices. Video Pounds 4.99, 44-page teachers' guide Pounds 3.95 including classroom activities and suggestions on working with parents and governors. Available from Educational Television Company, PO Box 100, Warwick CV34 6TZ (tel 01926 433333).

The Primary School Drugs Pack, published by Healthwise Helpline, 1995. ISBN 1873460 05 8. A comprehensive pack containing models for staff awareness workshops, curriculum planning, pupil activities targeted at key stage 2 (although some may be used with younger groups), advice on dealing with drug-related incidents, working with parents and governors, developing a drugs policy and resource list. Available from Healthwise, 9 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BW (tel 0151 707 2262). Pounds 39 plus p p.

Health for Life 2, by T Williams, A Moon and N Wetton, published by Thomas Nelson Sons, 1989. ISBN 0 17 423113 X. Classroom strategies for dealing with information on what drugs are, self-protection and relationships. Pounds 40.50.

Skills for the Primary School Child, written and published by the Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs Education, 1991. ISBN 0 905054 43 2. A pack for the development of personal, social and health education which includes drugs education and promoting the protection of children. Contains teachers' book with 10 workshops on how to use the programme, parents' book on awareness, involvement and support and introductory manual. Plus 33 practical lesson cards. Available from TACADE, 1 Hulme Place, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester M5 4QA (tel 0161 745 8925). Pounds 54. Supplementary lesson cards on legal and illicit drugs. ISBN 0 905954 60 2. Pounds 34.

We're Dead Against It! Twelve-minute video by Healthcare Productions, 1989. Anti-smoking video featuring primary-age children in dramatic and comic scenarios. Available from Healthcare Productions, 2 Stucley Place, Camden Lock, London NW1 8NS (tel 0171 267 8757). Pounds 26.05.

Basic Drug Facts Card Game by J Cohen, published by Healthwise,1995. Players match cards to get information on legal and illicit drugs. Suitable for primary age, and older pupils of limited reading ability. Available from Healthwise, as above. Pounds 9.99 plus postage and packing.

Jimmy Sniffs, Birmingham LEA, published 1994. A pack on solvents aimed at 9 to 12-year-olds containing a tape of songs, classroom activities for different curriculum areas, and a teachers' guide to solvent misuse. Available from Birmingham LEA Health Education Unit, Martineau Education Centre, 74 Balden Road, Birmingham B32 2EH (tel 0121 428 2262). Pounds 40.

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