Schoolies week is a treat for all the Australian school-leavers. Each year in end November or December, thousands of school-leavers plan and head to holiday destinations to mark the end of their school years. This is the time for ultimate fun and partying. However, you need to be aware of the risks and make sure you stay away from anything that can lead you into trouble. There are many things to be careful about such as violence, robbery, sexual assault, accidents etc. As we are approaching the end of the school year, Sure Thing Schoolies Travel has taken up the responsibility to guide the young blood about the safe ways of spending their schoolies week. With these tips, you will not only be able to have all the fun you want but will also be able to enjoy the week to the fullest.
1. Try to Stay with Your Mates as much as Possible
Your friends are your support group. They will take care of you if something goes wrong. Thus, when you are out there enjoying your schoolies week, make sure you stay together with your friends. They will help and support you if needed and you would do the same for them. Make a pact before you leave for the destination that you will stay together all the time.
2. Listen to Your Instincts and Trust Them
You have your instincts for a reason. Listen to them and acknowledge them. If you feel a certain situation can put you in danger of some sort, try to avoid getting into it just for the sake of adventure or because everyone else is doing it.
3. Don’t Play with Alcohol or Mix it with Other Drinks
While alcohol itself makes you lose your judgment, mixing it with other things like energy drinks can make it even worse. Mixing alcohol with energy drinks can increase the risk of dehydration, which can lead to nausea, headaches, diarrhoea, vomiting, muscle cramps, and increased heart rate. Therefore, it is best to stay safe and not indulge in anything that can affect your health and judgment.
4. Stay Away from Drugs
You have no idea how a specific drug is going to affect your body. Many people report severe reactions to drugs including but not limited to heart palpitations, paranoia, hallucinations, nausea, and even violent behaviour. A reaction of one of these drugs may also lead to liver or kidney failure and even heart attack. Therefore, it is advised to stay away from drugs for your own safety as well as for the safety of the ones around you.
5. Stay in Contact
Make sure you regularly update about your location and activities to someone close. The best thing to do is call your parents every day to tell them you are fine. This will not only help them remain stress-free but will also help them locate you in case anything goes wrong. Keep your phones charged all the time so you can be reached if needed.
Have fun at the schoolies week, but make sure you remain safe and sound.