In September, students from Year 10 participated in the P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) Program. The P.A.R.T.Y. program is a dynamic, interactive health promotion program for teenagers aged 14 years and over. It is intended to promote injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognise risks and make informed choices about activities and behaviours.

Established in 1986 by an emergency nurse in Canada, the program began as a result of high numbers of trauma incidents. The program has been operational at Royal Perth Hospital since 2006. Students went on a tour and took part in a series of presentations from physicians and nurses in each area. They were also involved in a role-play activity to experience some the difficulties injury survivors face. It concluded with an interactive discussion with an injury survivor from the Paraplegic Benefit Fund.

Thank you to everyone involved with the P.A.R.T.Y program and to our Year 10s for their mature and responsible attitude throughout the day.

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