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DAaRT in Year 6

As part of our learning in Year 6, we are very lucky to have a 10-week program delivered by Life Skills UK called DAaRT. This year, during Spring term, Ms Carter joined us to help teach the young people of Year 6 to make safe and healthy choices, working through problems and issues one step at a time. The programme utilises a unique SKILL DECISION MAKING MODEL which teaches young people to consider a range of options, balance risk and consequences, be responsible, manage stress and resist pressure which are all key to ensuring they develop into positive and proactive young adults who can adapt to life’s challenges and minimise the risky behaviour inherent in daily life.

What is it?

A course developed to help children years 5 and 6 (Age 9 – 11) acquire a wide array of personal and social skills, including:

  • understanding the need to take personal responsibility for ourselves and others
  • effective communication and listening
  • coping by dealing with pressure and stressful situations
  • decision making
  • resistance skills
  • the identification of risks and consequences, particularly in relation to substance abuse


What does it involve? 

The programme is delivered over a 10 week period and covers the following subjects:

  • Bullying
  • Peer Group Pressure
  • Use of Social Media
  • Choice of Cannabis or Theft
  • Use of Illegal Drugs
  • Misuse of Legal Drugs
  • Misuse of Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Choice of knife Crime or Solvent Abuse
  • New Psycoactive Substances

Each week builds upon previous knowledge reinforcing the core principles of the programme.

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