An exciting and innovative project is shaking and stirring pupils across Sussex as they learn how to make non-alcoholic cocktails with the Mocktail Apprentice Project.
Created by Horsham Matters the Mocktail Apprentice project combines the teaching of genuine cocktail making techniques with awareness raising of the issues around alcohol use.
After debuting in the Horsham District the Mocktail Apprentice project has now teamed up with Sussex Safer Roads partnership to bring this exciting challenge to 10 schools across Sussex.
The first stage in the Mocktail process is a year-9 assembly where the dangers of alcohol misuse are discussed and then the Mocktail Apprenticeship team return to the school later to run the main Mocktail Apprentice Workshops, during which the students not only design a Mocktail from scratch but also the sales infrastructure needed to take it to market. They will need to consider a wide range of health and road safety information as they create their Mocktail, as well as creating a brand, pricing structure and promotional strategy.
Dann Morris, Substance Misuse Manager of the Mocktail Apprentice project creators, Horsham Matters, says:
“We’ve been delighted by the enthusiastic way that the Mocktail Apprentice project has been engaged by teachers, students, local businesses, the police, fire & rescue services and local road safety professionals.
“We believe that we’ve got a really exciting product that empowers young people to think about alcohol and road safety awareness and can’t wait to get as many Sussex pupils involved as possible.”
Phil Henty, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership Manager adds:
“We’re delighted to be working with the Mocktail Apprentice project on the pan-Sussex pilot. Their unique, business focussed approach to communicating the issues surrounding alcohol use and the roads is a fresh, innovative way of teaching great behaviours and changing attitudes.
“We’re hoping that the lessons learned will spread from the students to their friends and families.”
For more information for schools or anyone wishing to volunteer and get involved in the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit www.makemineamocktail.co.uk