The project takes place on a yearly basis with year 12 students receiving two days training at Education Bradford during the Autumn term then have in house planning sessions prior to Christmas. The students plan their lessons and practice delivery before they are then placed into a class, teaching and informing year 8 students over a term.
Twelve students from year 12 took part in the project which saw activities such as wearing “beer goggles” teaching the dangers of being drunk and placebo drug kits to help educate their peers. Year 8 students were also taught the recovery position and what action to take in an emergency.
Year 12 students were given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and gain self confidence and awareness through teaching to their peers. Students in year 8 benefited from having sessions led by new faces and people closer to their age group using fun resources to deliver the message.
The project has been in existence for 10 years and there are plans to expand the delivery of the project through linking up with primary schools based in the local community.