Smoking awareness event at the Academy

Montrose Academy hosted a two-day Health Fair last Tuesday and Wednesday.

The purpose of the fair was to raise awareness about the effects of smoking. The school received almost £1,00 of funding from the Tobacco Innovation Fund to stage the event.

The fair was led by professionals from Angus Smoke Free Service, NHS Tayside, smoking cessation workers from Boots the Chemist and Cool2Talk, an advice website for pupils.

All pupils from S1 to 6 attended over the two days and the feedback was very positive.

Pupils took part in interactive activities, played games and looked at the various displays.

There were three key themes: Protection, Prevention and Cessation.

Pupils were given a quiz to complete as they went round and winners will be announced shortly.

S3’s Danielle Grant said: “I thought it was really good and the games were fun. It was interesting.”

Mrs Will, PT PCS, made the bid for the money and was delighted that the message had reached so many of the pupils. It is the first time that such an event has been held in an Angus school on that scale and it is hoped that this could become an annual event.

Mr Pandrich, DHT, thanked everyone involved for all their hard work to educate and inform the students about the dangers of smoking.