Prince’s Trust: Day 11 (Monday 10th April 2017) 

Hey everybody! 

This morning a guy called Dan from Bristol came in to talk to us about drugs. 

You may or may not be surprised to find out that we’re all drug takers for one reason or another. Why?

Sugar is everywhere and is in everything. The cause of the rise in obesity and diabetes. Amongst health professionals it is considered far more dangerous than cocaine. Young people are far more likely to be addicted to sugar and it doesn’t help that it is so widely available. The trouble is we all have sugar in our diets and the problem is getting worse. 

Or what about caffeine, another stimulant which suppresses hunger and found in lethal doses in those energy drinks also popular with young people. 

I try to minimise interaction with sugar because of the crash I get from it. You don’t need to be a genius to work out what happens when I have a sugar crash. 

There are three groups of drugs: depressants (painkillers etc.), stimulants (caffeine etc.), and hallucinogenics (magic mushrooms etc.) Lots of these drugs have the same symptoms and side effects which in large quantities are lethal. 

The talk was instructive and informative.

This afternoon, we went to go and see where our project would be taking place, took messurements and wrote down a shopping list and I found out on social media that our fundraising event would be a cake sale. 

The team have also been lucky enough to have been granted a ‘Dragon’s Den’ day where we’ll be presenting our project to two potential sponsors. They have offered to step in and help out but like most things on this course I’m not at liberty to disclose that information. If we master the pitch we’ll have them sold. 

Speak soon, 
LexC

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