The Critics' Choice
The Critics’ Choice is an initiative coordinated annually by Quit Victoria as part of a strategy to reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking amongst young people. The program aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education for Years 5 to 10.
Each year, the program highlights a series of anti-smoking advertisements from around the world for students to watch in class and critique. Students vote for the ad most effective in deterring young people from smoking, with participating schools going into the draw to WIN a prize. Teachers are provided with free complementary resources to engage their students in learning and discussion on the different issues surrounding tobacco use.
Teachers are recommended to view the advertisements prior to use with students to determine their suitability. They can then:
- Plan classroom activities using The Critics’ Choice Teacher Resources
- Watch the ads together with students and get students to vote online
- Download tobacco education resources from this website and have a discussion about the dangers of smoking.
For more, visit The Critics' Choice.
SDERA does not manage this program.