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Posted: 20/11/15

Good health matters to students

Learners at West Nottinghamshire College have been giving fellow students vital health advice as part of a two-day campaign.

Chloe Croshaw and Lauren Spencer offer Katie Simpson advice about smoking cessation

Students on the Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care have spent four weeks planning and arranging their own health advice fair, which has taken place over two days at the college’s Derby Road campus this week.

Tutors on the Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma tasked the group to put their own health campaign together which would see them offering advice to fellow students on a range of health matters.

Subjects such as drugs and alcohol, safe sex and mental health were researched by the group and a range of stalls were dressed with health information, info-graphics and information leaflets. Students acted as advisors to other learners and provided information on the relevant health topics.

Chloe Croshaw and Lauren Spencer, both 17, researched cigarettes and smoking and the dangers associated with nicotine. They are pictured giving advice to Katie Simpson.  Katie said: “I’m one of many who have come to see Chloe and Lauren to get a bit of advice about how to stop smoking. I’m hoping to stop so this is my first step.

“Their advice was well researched and very clear and easy to understand.”

Curriculum manager for care and education studies Angela Fell said: “I am immensely proud of the health campaigns that the students have produced. They’ve worked really hard researching the subject matter, making their own t-shirts, designing leaflets and making videos.

“Their campaigns were extremely informative and educational.”