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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Fetes are mind numbingly boring, and I'm always thankful for the wine stall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtyban View Post
    Sonja,.

    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..

    Good point.
    Serving it in white plastic cups worries me more as any kid could pick up a wine and think it was apple juice.

    But yeah I thought those ads were really effective and reminded me of my upbringing in north Qld where everyone drank around kids all the time.

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    No issue in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    Fetes are mind numbingly boring, and I'm always thankful for the wine stall.
    That's why we don't have fetes. We have a bunch of stuff for the kids through the year and then a quiz night at the end of the year for the parents at a licensed venue where parents can drink as much as they like without kids around them.

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    I am one who also enjoys to drink, but this makes me feel a bit uneasy. I know that I know how to drink responsibly around children but who's to say that every adult there would do the same. I wouldn't be happy if my children saw Ben's mother or Susan's dad intoxicated.

    *not their real names

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I disputed your statement that every drink does you damage.

    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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    From memory (though it seems like to much effort to look it up), there was some recent research looking at alcohol and its affects on particular cancer rates. The conclusion was along the lines that there's no safe level when it comes to certain risks - that even very minimal consumption increases the risks of certain health problems.

    That said, some alcohol consumption also seems to be linked with health benefits as you said (eg. lowering the rates of heart disease due to relaxing of blood vessels). So overall, it's like most things... light to moderate consumption has both negative and positive effects, and seemingly nothing too dramatic either way.

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post

    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.
    That's what I was thinking - having to get a liquor licence etc. I know for our local show, rodeo etc they need ti have the bar area fence off, can't take alcohol out, under 18s can't go in, security guards are at the entrance checking ID etc. they are only allowed to serve midstrength alcohol as well (mid strength bundy tastes like sh!t by the way!!). I couldn't see a school bothering with this stuff, unless it's different in other states.

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    I have no problem with it at all and have seen it at alot of fetes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I would probably object to this more TBH. A quiz night for parents only isn't a family event and IMO schools should be encouraging more family orientated time. The average man with school aged children spend less than 10 hours a week with their kids, not even 1.5 hours a day and those figures include taking kids to and from school and eating, according to the Institute of Family Studies....
    Yep I get that but we have so many family events during the year the quiz night is just an add on as more of an opportunity for parent to socialise with each other without the kids. We'd have at least 1 thing on each term that everyone can attend. The quiz night is on top of that.

    Anyway I am not derailing this thread !

    Re the op it's not something I care particularly strongly about just explainging why we don't do it here out west

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Inappropriate I think! What if people have a drinking problem and they go along with the kids sober & then they see the alcohol stand and can't resist it. What about parents that drink too much & then get abusive? My DH used to be like that years ago and I would be soo annoyed if I took him to a kids fete and he saw alcohol then got drunk and became an angry drunk around kids

    FWIW he hasn't been like that since before we had kids but I still hate him being around alcohol, especially at a so called family day - that would really annoy me

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