Alcohol lesson plan pack

Help your pupils identify the reasons why some young people choose to drink alcohol and the impact it can have on them

Ages

  • KS3
  • KS4

Subjects

  • PSHE

What's this for?

Use this lesson plan and accompanying videos to explore with your class the reasons why some young people choose to drink alcohol, and the impact this can have on their health, wellbeing and overall lifestyle.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students will be encouraged to identify and assess the risks associated with underage or irresponsible drinking, and how to deal with pressure from peers.

The accompanying videos are featured below.

Download includes:

  • Alcohol lesson plan PDF
  • Alcohol teacher support sheet PDF
  • Classroom tips and preparation PDF

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Videos

James Tyler on alcohol

Up to You game – party edition

Advice on pressure and role models

Learning outcomes

Teach your students about the impact alcohol can have on their health, wellbeing and overall lifestyle. 

After the lesson, students can:

  • describe the reasons why people drink alcohol and the impact it can have
  • identify and assess the risks of underage drinking
  • suggest strategies to manage peer pressure around alcohol misuse, and identify sources of guidance and support

More information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom is available on the PSHE Association website.

Curriculum

Supports the PSHE curriculum

KS3

Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing

Students should have the opportunity to learn:

  • H27 — to recognise and strategies to manage different influences (including peer influence) on their decisions about the use of substances (including clarifying and challenging their own perceptions, values and beliefs)
  • H28 — the personal and social risks and consequences of substance use and misuse, including the benefits of not drinking alcohol (or delaying the age at which to start) and the benefits of not smoking (including not harming others with secondhand smoke)

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