Health for both body and mind has never been a higher priority, and Birkenhead Sixth Form College’s Foundation to Health & Veterinary Studies (Year 0) students have been working on campaigns to raise awareness in their 16 to 19-year-old A Level student counterparts.

Helping our students stay as informed as possible, the Year 0 teams have been planning and producing their campaigns at the College before heading off to study at the University of Liverpool upon successful results.

The health promotion event focused on mental wellbeing, drink driving, skin cancer awareness and sexual health, amongst others, all of which were subjects that the Year 0 students themselves selected.

Students wore special goggles to perform basic tasks which recreated the effects of alcohol on your reflexes and judgement

Year 0 teacher, Ashley Vallance, explained: “The students which the campaign is aimed at can come away with really important health messages.

“We want them to be aware of health issues that are particularly targeted at 16-19-year-olds. Moving into the exam period – having an awareness of nutrition, exercise and looking after themselves in regards to their mental health, and generally, is crucial. The skin cancer awareness campaign is also highly relevant with summer approaching and people going on holidays.”

Ashley continued: “Our Year 0 students get the chance to operate in a group and produce an effective health promotion campaign. Part of their assignment is an evaluation of how the campaign performed and, as many of them will be going into health professions after they leave here, speaking to the rest of the students at the College and helping to educate them could be an important learning tool.”

Posted by The BSFC Blogger on 23 March 2017

Category: College Life




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