4 February 2019

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