Research from the Telethon Kids Institute shows that young people who consume energy drinks suffer negative health effects.
These include heart palpitations, trouble sleeping or insomnia, headaches and upset stomachs.
These drinks contain a potent source of caffeine, high levels of sugar, sodium and herbal stimulants.
Some young people require medical assistance after consuming these drinks.
In order to keep our students safe and well, Northam SHS is banning energy drinks.
Students who have energy drinks on school grounds are required to hand then to a teacher or put them in the bin.
We ask for your support by not purchasing these drinks for your child and encouraging your child to not purchase them for school.