I love a glass of wine most evenings after the kids are in bed and definitely am not opposed to most things but this I actually don't agree with.
The government ran a series of advertisements last year around trying to get parents to use alcohol sensibly when kids are around (from memory not asking kids to get dad a beer from the fridge etc) so our school has made a decision not to have any alcohol sold on the premises during events to support the message. The school doesn't mind parents bringing their own wine or beer to a night time function but it's not something they encourage they just turn a blind eye as it's never much anyway.
In WA anyway it can be a real pain to sell alcohol at schools as you need special licenses which I also think makes people not bother.
What are the health risks?
The health risks that accumulate over a lifetime from alcohol increase progressively - this means that the more you drink, the greater the risk.
Drinking alcohol can affect your liver or cause brain damage, heart disease, high blood pressure and increases your risk of many cancers. It may also increase your risk of injury through road trauma, violence, falls and accidental death.
I can see your point. Those ads were quite powerful.
I didnt think of that sort of angle..
at our school they give cups of wine and beer in white plastic cups...
so I didnt think of it as drinking in front of the kids..
but yeah kids are not stupid..
There is evidence to suggest that light to moderate consumption of alcohol does you no damage, and that there are health benefits associated with light consumption.
Alcohol intake does not have a cumulative effect across a lifetime.
I do not dispute that heavy intake can be damaging.
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I held a stall at a fundraising event a while ago - it was in a school hall, there was also going to be a stall with a wine tasting and selling at the evening. It was clearly stated on the event invitation that it would be an 18+ event for this reason.
I schools need to responsibly cover themselves and having alcohol at a school event does seem unecessary to me.
..personally, I agree with lemonpancakes in regards to how I treat alcohol - now - it wasn't too long ago that I couldn't stand the thought of it in the house around my children.
All I hear you telling me the sky doesn't look blue lol, all good I can agree to disagree
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