The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 11 P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Last Wednesday the boys attended the P.A.R.T.Y. program. The P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) program is a dynamic, interactive, injury prevention program for teenagers. Developed in 1986 at Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, it has been operational at Royal Perth Hospital since 2006. The greatest incidence of death and injury occurs in the 15-24 year age group and is due mostly to road trauma.

P.A.R.T.Y. was created to educate youth about the dangers of risk-taking behaviour and highlight the tragic consequences that can occur. This program is a vital component in the growing community effort to reduce death and injury in alcohol and risk-related incidents.

From all reports the boys certainly felt the day was very worthwhile and expressed that they thought there was a need for all young people to be involved within the program. We just hope the day leaves a lasting impact on them and effects the decisions they make in the future.

Mr Marcus Wilkinson
Director of Residential Life