Learning about responsible drinking at a pub is like learning about responsible gambling at a casino. To conjure up such a ridiculous idea is bad enough, to get the green light on it is nothing short of crazy.
And what about the novel idea of leaving parenting to parents and concentrating on um … the curriculum?
It’s not likely the pub is on the excursion list for most schools students but for those at Sydney’s Engadine high, their local tavern was!
Getting them out of the classroom – students got to learn some valuable life lessons on what they can and can’t do when at their local watering hole, when the beer and wine starts flowing.
Three schools from the Sutherland shire have so far taken part in the pilot scheme of the education program. It was estalished after police found that schoolyard arguments and blow-ups were being moved elsewhere, and that was to the pub, erupting into alcohol fuelled violence.
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