This week the Ardsley School District held its Wellness Fairs at each of the schools, and the Ardsley SAYF Coalition participated at both the middle school and the high school fairs. In the middle school we talked to students about the dangers of cigarettes and marijuana. The students were able to see what a smoker’s lung looks like after just one year of smoking. They were also able to use our marijuana distortion goggles so that they could get a better understanding of how marijuana use would affect their judgement, their response time and their vision.
In the high school our goal was to show students the dangers of cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana. Students, once again, were able to see the affects on a smoker’s lung after one year of smoking. They also were able to use our alcohol distortion goggles at two levels. One was at the BAC of .08, which is the legal level of intoxication for an adult over 21, and the second was at .25, which simulates the effects of binge drinking. They were also able to use our marijuana distortion goggles so that they could get a better understanding of how marijuana use would affect their judgement, their response time and their vision.
In the high school the Ardsley SAYF Coalition also sponsored the senior breakout session “Teens ‘n Transition”. This presentation is designed to provide high school seniors with helpful safety tips to prepare them for their adjustment to college life both on and off campus.
Below are facts sheets that were handed out to the students at each of the schools.
At Ardsley High School:
At Ardsley Middle School: