GISSV's Anti-Drug Day 2023 was a huge success, bringing together 7th graders from both San Francisco and Mountain View for an important day of learning and reflection.
With a focus on the physical, mental, and social effects of drug abuse, students engaged in thoughtful discussions and activities to deepen their understanding of this critical issue.
In biology and ethics classes, students began the day with a self-assessment to identify their own strengths, weaknesses, and life goals. They then learned important facts about drugs and addiction, gaining knowledge that will help them make informed decisions in the future.
Mountain View police officer T. Low gave a powerful and true-to-life presentation on the dangers of drug use, bringing special impairment goggles for demonstration purposes. Through these goggles, students were able to experience firsthand the symptomatic issues with depth perception and coordination that can result from drug use.
Finally, the students created their own anti-drug messages through posters or videos, showcasing their creativity and commitment to making positive change in their communities. Overall, GISSV's Anti-Drug Day was a powerful reminder of the importance of education, awareness, and prevention when it comes to drug abuse. We are proud of our students for their engagement and dedication to this vital cause.
Photos: Martin Bormeister and Vera Kress