Ceduna Area School students were involved in a trauma prevention program late last month aiming to educate students about risk and the choices they make.
The P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth) program at Ceduna Hospital saw year 12 students follow the journey of a trauma patient.
The program showed students some of the consequences which could occur from risk-taking behaviour, and provided information about trauma with the aim of giving students the skills to recognise potential injury-producing situations and how to make better choices.
A number of agencies were involved in explaining their role in trauma, while a role play was presented in addition to a discussion involved Royal Adelaide emergency nurses, paramedics, a speech pathologist, physiotherapist and dietitian, police and hospital officials.
Senior school counsellor Frew Halbert said Ceduna Area School was grateful to all involved for the planning and running of the event and to the Ceduna Hospital and Village Auxiliary group for supplying morning tea and lunch.