Young people at four Black Country schools are learning how to become advocates against smoking in an innovative education project.
Community retailer The Midcounties Co-operative is sponsoring the three-year programme by The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to give young people a voice on the issue and help them to encourage teenagers to reject the habit.
A group of students at Brownhills School, Streetly School, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College in Aldridge and Grace Academy Darlaston are taking part in the Foundation’s Anti Tobacco Youth Campaign. They are gaining knowledge about smoking and the tobacco industry and the confidence to use their skills as youth advocates.
Eight of the students joined a residential weekend at a Lake District activity centre for a team building exercise and the chance to get to know each other better.