DECIPHer - ASSIST : (A stop smoking in schools trial)
St. Margaret Ward Academy, took part in the DECIPHer – ASSIST programme which aims to prevent smoking among young people in secondary schools.
15% of year 8 were selected by their peers to take part in this exciting programme, in which training to be a peer supporter took place.
The training involved pupils gaining knowledge about the risks of smoking & learning how to communicate with peers & pass on the no smoking message.
A follow up to the trial took place six weeks later where the ASSIST team visited SMWCA to discuss how the young people had been supporting their peers.