Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Life Ed

For the past four weeks, our class has been going to the Life Ed caravan with Lynn and Harold the giraffe. Usually when we go there, we learn about how we should treat each other and other things in that subject.

But this time we learnt about something different. It was about drugs and the consequences. At one point, we were all given a mint. It had a ‘G’ on it. We didn’t know what to do with it. After a while, the majority of us ate the mint. I was one of them.

The lesson behind that was to show us that when we don’t know what something is, it is best if we don’t eat it or do anything with it. Everyone quickly learnt a lesson from that experience.

On our first day, we watched a video showing drug addicts tell their story, in the hope of us not becoming addicted. The people were Malcolm, Zeb, Rita, Amy, Jason, and James. James wasn’t interviewed, though. He died on his first time on alcohol, because his friends made him overdose.

People like Zeb had a chance to do something with life, but threw it all away. Jason, owed drug dealers $75,000. Amy, and nearly all the others, started drugs due to peer pressure. Amy’s friends suffered from brain damage. Soon Amy became a drug dealer, and went to prison.

In our final lesson, we watched the conclusion of the DVD. They told us about how hard it is for them to get a job, and that we should never try drugs.

I understood the conclusion really well. I never want to try drugs, and now I have even more of a reason not to. So I won’t try drugs. I still have to reach my full potential, like Harold said.

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