Once student presentations have been delivered it is vital that there is some sort of follow-up activity conducted by the school. Research shows that a ‘stand alone’ information session is not best practice and DARTA strongly encourages teachers to take some time to discuss the content of the presentation. This does not have to be a formal lesson, with a simple classroom discussion likely to assist students in working through the messages delivered during the session.
To assist schools, a series of downloadable sheets outlining simple classroom activities have been provided. Teachers do not need any drug knowledge to conduct these activities and they have been designed to stimulate discussion on some of the themes raised in the presentations. They all focus on alcohol and can be used with any year group.