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REVIEWS

Students, teaching staff, parents, and community partners have highly commended the relevancy and effectiveness of our alcohol & other drug program. Below are a few of the things we hear from students and teachers.

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Student Reviews

It changed the way I feel about myself...

★★★★★
5 5 1
It changed the way I feel about myself as a party-goer. Hearing stories about people allocating themselves as a non-drinker for the festival has encouraged me to perhaps do this.

Really well said...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really well said, interesting enough for us to pay attention to. The fact that the speaker was engaging and funny helped us to relate and want to pay attention. Definitely helped us learn how to be safer.

Really intriguing...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really intriguing and found a good way to get everyone involved with the seminar without making it boring. Learnt heaps and will definitely use tips in the future!

The new alcohol supply laws were interesting...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The new alcohol supply laws were interesting to hear about, and I am glad that I now have an understanding of the legalities of my parents and friend's parents supplying me alcohol.

I am so grateful for this seminar...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I am so grateful for this seminar as it will more than likely save lives, and give me the confidence to go to parties, knowing how to protect and look after myself and my friends.

The different levels of...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
The different levels of Blood Alcohol Content were really helpful - what’s safe and what’s dangerous/life-risking.

I learned that most...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learned that most younger people are now learning about alcohol and drugs more and are being safe. I’m not afraid to not want to drink in the future after I saw [those] statistics.

I really enjoyed the seminar...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I really enjoyed the seminar, I learnt a lot and felt like my opinions and the opinions of my peers were respected by our presenter.

I learned the truth about...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learned the truth about drink spiking, which honestly surprised me. I'm glad I have that information now.

It was very engaging...

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was very engaging and the presenter was down-to-earth and approachable.

I now know the signs...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
I now know the signs to look out for at parties, how to handle some emergencies/threats due to drugs and the dangerous effects of drugs.

I learned how to help...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learned how to help someone or a friend who’s intoxicated and what to do in the situation.

I now feel better prepared...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I now feel better prepared for risky situations and able to act accordingly based on observing others.

I learned the importance...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I learned the importance of being aware of people around me, monitoring alcohol consumption and keeping my drink with me at all times to prevent spiking.

I will now use the techniques...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I will now use the techniques taught to avoid people who are becoming aggressive, and also to look after people who are unclear of what they are doing due to being drunk.

The presenter was really good...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The presenter was really good and engaging, it kept us interested and the information was useful.

Very educational...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Very educational. I now have a better understanding about schoolies and more details about the event.

Overall the seminar was good...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Overall the seminar was good and the speaker was very enthusiastic which got everyone engaged.

The seminar was presented very well...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
The seminar was presented very well and was interesting. I learnt a lot from the stories and I now feel confident I would know what to do in an emergency.

I'll be more aware...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I'll be more aware of my surroundings and know more on how to help others when they are in trouble.

My attitudes towards others...

★★★★★
5 5 1
My attitudes towards others drinking has changed and I’m more likely to look after my friends and make sure they stay safe.

The presentation was...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The presentation was of excellent standard. All information served a purpose. Audience interaction was great.

Really educational seminar...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really educational seminar, done in a way that kept us engaged.

The real stories were helpful...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The real stories were helpful because they showed us what we should do in a realistic situation.
students Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 24 reviews
5 1

Teacher Reviews

The overwhelming response...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The overwhelming response from both students and staff was that this was the best event we ran all year.

Great interaction...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great interaction with students for engagement. Loved the fact that the seminar wasn’t telling the audience ‘what not to do’.

Punchy and interactive...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Punchy and interactive presentation style with positive advice, honestly delivered.

There is no better partner for this...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Young people should not be told off for being who they are … teenagers. They need honest, unbiased information without any hidden motives about the tough and often confusing choices they need to make. This is important when it comes to choices about Drugs and Alcohol. There is no better partner for this than Encounter Youth Education.

The presentation was professional...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The presentation was professional, clear and provided relevant information to the students.

The content was relevant...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The content was relevant to the students and was presented in a way that kept the students' interested and engaged.

Gave factual information...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Gave factual information in a way that students understand.

It engaged students at their level...

★★★★★
5 5 1
It engaged students at their level in a way they felt comfortable and gave them information that will help them make better decisions when confronting new, possibly risky, situations around alcohol and drugs.

Information was well presented...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Information was well presented with engaging videos and presentation style.

On topic and delivered...

★★★★★
5 5 1
On topic and delivered at the right level for the age group.

I thought the presenter was excellent...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I thought the presenter was excellent. He had control throughout the seminar, spoke clearly and had a cheerful, pleasant manner.

Very relevant to our students...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Very relevant to our students making good decisions in their lives.

The presentation kept the students engaged...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The presentation kept the students engaged. Sometimes the students can be tricky, but I'd expect a good presenter to be able to keep them interested and that’s exactly what they did.

Clear, relevant...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Clear, relevant and engaging. Year 8 Teacher, Concordia College

Students were given useful...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Students were given useful and encouraging information to keep them safe.

It covered the areas...

★★★★★
5 5 1
It covered the areas we needed covered and it was done very aptly.

Relevant and informative...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Relevant and informative with good clear messages.

Lots of myths were busted...

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lots of myths were busted during the presentation with the use of statistics.

The speaker was engaging...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The speaker was engaging and the information was well presented- well done!

I thought the presentation...

★★★★★
5 5 1
I thought the presentation was incredibly helpful for the students.

A very satisfactory presentation...

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Overall, this was a very satisfactory presentation.

The seminar was relevant...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The seminar was relevant and thought provoking.

It was a good introduction...

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was a good introduction for students on the topic of safe partying.

The presentation was informative...

★★★★★
5 5 1
The presentation was informative and encouraging.
teachers Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 24 reviews
5 1

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