Schools are given ‘smoke-free’ mes­sage

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple in all sec­ondary schools in Argyll and Bute have been ben­e­fit­ing from an in­no­va­tive and stim­u­lat­ing drama per­for­mance.

The play, de­liv­ered by Raen­bows Pro­duc­tions called You are not alone is be­ing held around Argyll and Bute to pro­mote ‘smoke-free’ mes­sages to stu­dents in S3. The pow­er­ful per­for­mance also uses com­edy in ad­dress­ing the is­sues of tak­ing nude pic­tures/hav­ing them on your phone, al­co­hol, be­ing gay, sui­cide and self-harm.

Fol­low­ing the per­for­mance there are work­shops sup­ported by staff from lo­cal ser­vices such as school nurs­ing teams, stop smok­ing staff, youth work, sex­ual health and cool2talk – an on­line health in­for­ma­tion ser­vice for young peo­ple 12-26. These staff will help the stu­dents to work through the is­sues raised in the per­for­mance and work out the best way to re­solve the dif­fi­cul­ties faced by the char­ac­ters.

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