Free schools Health Education package

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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, the new name for the Ulster Cancer Foundation, has launched a free Schools Health Education Package in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, sunburn and smoking to reduce our children’s future risk of cancer and other serious health conditions.

The Schools Health Education Package encourages children to make healthy choices from an early age. The key messages will cover a range of relevant topics including healthy food choices, the importance of regular exercise, covering up in the sun to prevent skin damage and highlighting the harmful effects of smoking while developing the skills necessary to refuse that crucial first cigarette.

The Schools Health Education Package includes activities for nursery school children, interactive storytelling about Genevieve the Goat for P1 and P2 focusing on healthy eating and exercise, a Fit Factor challenge for P3 and P4, Sun Scientists for P5 and Smokebusters for P6 and P7 pupils.

Schools are invited to sign up for the whole package or any one element of the Programme by contacting Clare Smith at Cancer Focus on 028 9068 0736 or email

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