Beer goggles teach pupils alcohol awareness

Beer Googles: Kettering: Southfield School For Girls, Rotary Club of Kettering Huxloe presents 'Beer Googgles' part of the Alcohol awareness lessons run by the Police Safer School partnership in memory of Rotarian Sandy McKenzie 'L-r pupils Morgan Phillips, 15, Chloe Simons, 16, 'Friday 20th April 2012
Beer Googles: Kettering: Southfield School For Girls, Rotary Club of Kettering Huxloe presents 'Beer Googgles' part of the Alcohol awareness lessons run by the Police Safer School partnership in memory of Rotarian Sandy McKenzie 'L-r pupils Morgan Phillips, 15, Chloe Simons, 16, 'Friday 20th April 2012

TEENAGERS donned beer goggles to learn how alcohol can affect vision and decision-making.

Southfield School for Girls in Kettering used goggles that impair vision in an alcohol awareness pack supplied by the Rotary Club of Kettering Huxloe to educate its pupils.

Year 11 pupil Morgan Phillips said: “It was valuable to understand the impact of alcohol and how vision and decision-making can change under the influence of too much alcohol.”

The Rotarians bought the alcohol awareness pack with the legacy of pharmacist and Rotarian Sandy McKenzie. It follows the success of a drugs education pack available to Kettering schools, also bought with the money she bequeathed. Mike Britton, drug awareness representative for the Rotary club, said: “The purpose is to educate young people to make the right decisions and understand the consequences of their actions.”