To all Parents/Carers
I would like to alert you to a concern raised with the school from our PCSO about a Facebook craze which students are becoming involved in called 'Neknominate'. This is an online drinking game which involves students drinking alcohol and/or other household products.
Unfortunately there have been reports of two deaths in Ireland and one in Wales and a number of hospital admissions with young people drinking bleach, WD40 etc.
I am aware that students at SGB have become aware of this ‘craze' and I would like to alert you to the potential concerns we have for the students' safety. I am particularly concerned about the danger of peer pressure and the fact that they risk ridicule if they do not become involved.
As a result I have asked all staff to raise this concern with their house groups and would encourage your support in sharing the serious dangers that this phenomenon could bring about. If this has an impact on school life and it is drawn to our attention we will not hesitate to impose the necessary sanctions on students.
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