Cel­e­brate schoolies in safety

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

GRAD­U­AT­ING Year 12 stu­dents are urged to Be Safe and Watch Your Mates, as schoolies ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions roll out to school leavers.

Min­is­ter for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the ses­sions in­cluded in­for­ma­tion to help young peo­ple stay safe as they marked the end of their school years.

“We want all of our Year 12 stu­dents who are cel­e­brat­ing at Schoolies this year to be safe, watch out for their mates and to think about their ac­tions,” Ms Farmer said.

“These ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions are a vi­tal part of keep­ing our teens safe and pro­vide them with some great safety tips in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion and warn­ings about drugs and al­co­hol.”

Ms Farmer said the school ses­sions would cover top­ics in­clud­ing ex­pec­ta­tions, wel­fare and emo­tional health, al­co­hol and drugs, on­line pri­vacy, sex­ual health as well as in­for­ma­tion for those com­ing to the Gold Coast on wrist­band­ing, sup­port ser­vices and the Schoolies Hub.

“It is so im­por­tant that we take the time now to talk to our school leavers so their time at Schoolies is mem­o­rable for all the right rea­sons,” she said.

Red Frogs Schoolies Ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions will also be de­liv­ered to ap­prox­i­mately 29,000 Year 12 stu­dents across the state.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.schoolies.qld.gov.au.

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