A poster competition to raise awareness of Public Health England’s annual Stoptober Campaign was organised by School Nurse Emily Webster who has recently completed the Level 2 Intermediate Advisor Training “Helping Smokers Stop” run by Yorkshire Smokefree Kirklees. Stoptober is the 28 day stop smoking challenge that encourages and supports smokers across England towards quitting for good.
All schools within the ASPIRE learning and community hub (Golcar J&I, Golcar Crow lane, Golcar St Johns, Paddock Junior, Infant &Nursery, Royds Hall Community School (Primary phase Secondary phase) and Beech Primary School) were invited to participate.
The flyer with Yorkshire Smoke Free service details was sent to families of approximately 1100 students (some paper, some electronic) at The Royds Hall Community School (Primary and Secondary) and Beech Primary School.
ASPIRE Co-operative Learning Trust values are “self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity”. Smoking prevalence in this area ranges between 18.4 and 20.2%.
14 pupils aged between 4 and 16 who submitted posters received certificates as a reward for their hard work.
Judging was performed by members of Yorkshire Smokefree Kirklees and Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor Elspeth Pilling said the standard was so good that they plan to display all posters in rotation on the Yorkshire Smokefree Facebook page and Website: www.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk.
The winner; Dylan Jones Dronfield was presented with a signed framed Huddersfield Town Football shirt in assembly at Royds Hall Community School on Friday 21st October 2016.View all