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Students complete ASSIT Programme

posted 8 Jun 2015, 08:01 by
IN term 4 and 5, 19 year 8 students completed an NHS run peer-coaching training course, called the ASSIST programme.

The course was designed to teach the students-who were selected because they are considered influential within their year group-how to have conversations with their peers about the dangers and effects of smoking.

After a 2 day training course at Nature in Art at Twigworth, students then started to share their new knowledge with others within their friendship groups both inside and outside of school, with the hope of spreading a positive message about abstaining from smoking at this very vulnerable age and in future.

Claire and Frances, the course leaders, then returned for regular follow up sessions to see how their experience of peer supporting was helping others.

These students are now well equipped with handy knowledge about the risks of smoking that they can share with peers, to enable them to make healthy life choices. To show their commitment to the cause, in assembly the students publicly stated that they would lead by example and have a smoke-free life.