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R.A.C.E. Against Drugs

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Events – For Grade 5. The RACE (Respect, Action, Courage, and Excellence) has been designed to deliberately reflect the character values and curriculum taught within the Simcoe County and District of Muskoka School Boards. This drug education initiative utilizes the sport of auto racing to capture the attention of students and communicate with them as they move through a series of “pit stops”, facilitated by public health and community partners, to learn key messages about the importance of a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

The R.A.C.E. program has been developed to support schools to meet the Ontario Health & Physical Education 2015 curriculum. It is designed to support the Living Skills component of the curriculum by incorporating Personal Skills (PS), Interpersonal Skills (IS), and Critical Creative Thinking (CT) into the activities.

Personal Skills (PS)

Students will use self-awareness, decision making and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, and practice life skills as they participate in the pit stops, and will acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living.

Interpersonal Skills (IS)

Students will communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in the spit stops. Students will apply relationship and social skills as they participate in the activities, and learn ways to interact positively in situations where substances are available.

Critical and Creative Thinking (CT)

Students will use a range of critical and creative thinking skills and processes to assist them in making connections, analyzing and solving problems, making decisions, and evaluating their choices in connection with substance use.

To access this program and for more ways to offer an integrated approach to healthy living in your school, contact your Healthy Schools Public Health Nurse.



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