DECIPHer - ASSIST

DECIPHer - ASSIST : (A stop smoking in schools trial)
St. Margaret Ward Academy, is taking 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, training to be a peer supporter took place on Monday 29th February & Tuesday 1st March.
The training involved pupils gaining knowledge about the risks of smoking & learning how to communicate with peers & pass on the no smoking message.
Follow up 1 took place on the 15th March. The ASSIST team visited SMW to discuss how the young people had been supporting their peers.