Health bus tour
A BUS carrying health specialists and equipment will be touring schools and colleges across Peterborough in June and July, giving out advice and information to young people.
NHS Peterborough experts – including a sexual health advisor, physical activity advisor, stop smoking advisor and diet and nutrition advisor – will be visiting Ormiston Bushfield Academy, in Orton Goldhay, Voyager School in Walton and Jack Hunt School, in Netherton and children centres across Peterborough.
Activities will include testing “beer goggles” to see the effects of alcohol on concentration, lung fitness tests using a carbon monoxide monitor to see the affects of smoking, information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections and chlamydia, presentations on healthy eating, Change4Life and physical activity.
All participating students will receive a pack with information on services for young people and receive a certificate for participation.
Dr Andy Liggins, director of public health at NHS Peterborough, said: “We will be targeting Year 9 students as research has indicated that this age group are starting to participate in activities which may affect their physical health.”
They hope to see 1,000 young people by the end of summer.