Health & Social Care Health and Wellbeing Campaign
The BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care students planned and delivered a health promotion campaign in the college Atrium last week for students and staff. The campaign was organised for one of their units, ‘Promoting Health Education’. As a group they looked at issues affecting people both locally and nationally and decided to deliver the following information and talks on:
• Preventing teenage pregnancy
• Anti- smoking
• Health Eating, Diet and Nutrition
• Safe Sexual Health
The campaign was a success mainly due to the planning which the students carried out, collecting materials and publications and giving up their spare time to visits clinics and GP surgeries as well as attend discussions to gain more information and knowledge about the different areas of their campaign.
They had over 200 students visit their tables, collect information and listen to short talks.
The campaign was also supported by Whittington Health, Women's Health Contraception and Sexual Health Services, St Ann’s Hospital who gave the students a lot of advice and support and the Principal of the college Russ Lawrance who spent time talking to all the students about their topics as well as participating in the diet and nutrition activities.
Russ said “This is fantastic work by our students, as a keen sportsman I was delighted to get involved and show my support. In today’s busy world I feel it is really important to stop and take stock of your health and wellbeing. The students campaign really makes you think of where your health is at currently, they gave some great help and guidance on how to move it in the right direction for the future. Very well done to the students and the staff really applying the knowledge gained through their course at Haringey Sixth Form College to the real world”.
Above all the students made the campaign really successful by their hard work, commitment and going beyond what they needed to do.