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Monday 23 April 2018

Students have all the answers at health expo

Anna Hayes

Mark Delahunty, Enniscorthy Voc College, and Amy White, Coláiste an Átha Kilmuckridge, talking to CBS students about smoking cessation
Mark Delahunty, Enniscorthy Voc College, and Amy White, Coláiste an Átha Kilmuckridge, talking to CBS students about smoking cessation

Wexford Comhairle na nÓg held a Youth Health Expo at the Presentation Secondary School recently.

Healthy Ireland funding was secured through Wexford County Council which allowed Comhairle members to participate in training and workshops to build awareness around four elements of health: smoking cessation, physical health, nutrition, and sexual health. This knowledge was subsequently relayed, by the students, to their peers, at the Expo.

During the Expo, students were able to take part in various physical activities which highlighted the various different ways in which to keep fit. They were able to write up exercise plans, snack plans, and even enter a plank and hula hoop competition.

FDYS Chief Executive Officer Kieran Donohoe congratulated Comhairle na nÓg on the exciting event, saying: 'Young people have solutions to problems and it is vital that we listen to their opinions. FDYS is proud to be collaborating with all the support partners in this initiative.'

The event was supported by a number of organisations including: Pobal, Healthy Ireland, FDYS, LCDC, Department of Health, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and the Presentation Secondary School. For further information on Comhairle na nÓg, contact Paula Kelly on 053 92 34574.

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