Warriors tackle young people's attitude on smoking

By Tim Clarke Tuesday 13 November 2012 Updated: 13/11 15:13

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Buy photos » Coun Richard Udall (centre) is joined by Dines Green Primary School headteacher Stephen Gough, Warriors' head coach Richard Hill and staff from the Warriors Community Foundation at the launch of the latest anti-smoking campaign. (s)

A COUNCILLOR has thrown his support behind Worcester Warriors' efforts to tackle the lure of smoking among young people in Dines Green.

Staff from the Warriors Community Foundation have begun working with children in Years 5 and 6 at Dines Green Primary School as part of a four-week anti-smoking educational programme.

The scheme is being funded by city and county councillor Richard Udall and the city council's AOHN (Area of Highest Need) Programme and educates children on the dangers and cost of smoking as well as the impact on others of passive smoking.

The project was successfully introduced to pupils at Gorse Hill, Fairfield and Cranham Primary Schools in Warndon earlier this year and Coun Richard Udall said he was delighted children in Dines Green were now benefitting from the project.

“I know the children are really looking forward to this experience. The work Warriors undertake really helps to inspire children and improve their health," he said.

Staff from the the Foundation deliver four classroom lessons, the first of which features a smoky lung demonstration that shows what the dangers are to people's bodies.

Children who have taken part in the project finish by creating an assembly to present to parents.

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