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'RockStar' Energy drink banned from the academy

posted 5 Aug 2013, 08:41 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 08:41 ]
With immediate effect any bottle or can of 'RockStar' energy drink brought into the Academy by a student will be confiscated and not returned.

We understand that some students have been buying this drink from local shops in the morning before school, despite the fact that it contains a warning that it should not be sold to under-18s.

A full can of RockStar has 160mg of caffeine in it. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system giving the body a sense of alertness. It can raise heart rate and blood pressure while dehydrating the body. A lot of people experience side effects which include sleeplessness, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, and most commonly hyperactivity. In extreme cases children have been reported to have suffered cardiac arrests.

This ban applies to any energy drink that is for sale to over-18s only (these generally contain in excess of 200mg of caffeine per litre).

As a Healthy School we do not condone the drinking of any energy drinks, and would ask for the support of all parents and carers in ensuring our young people avoid them and choose safe and healthy options.