Health & wellbeing, Regional news: Wales
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Cwmafan girls at alcohol conference
Girls from Platform 51 Cymru give workshop
Girls from Platform 51 Cymru were invited to give a workshop at Alcohol Concern Cymru's conference Building a healthier relationship with alcohol in Brecon.
Danielle and Sophie, (pictured), both aged 14, are taking part in the All about Alcohol project at Platform 51 Cymru Cwmafan. This project, funded by Pfizer, is helping girls to develop resources to take into primary and secondary schools to raise awareness of the risks of alcohol. The girls' group has developed a resource based on the Top Trumps card game where each card highlights the health impact of excessive alcohol intake.
Danielle and Sophie planned and delivered their workshop with support from Cwmafan staff and demonstrated their card game resource to the conference delegates.
This was an excellent change to demonstrate their achievements and Platform 51 Cymru's work. Feedback from conference delegates was very positive; they were particularly impressed by Danielle and Sophie.
Linda Pritchard, Platfrom 51 Welsh policy officer said: "The girls and staff in Cwmafan have worked hard to produce some really useful resources which they will soon be taking out to schools in their area. We were delighted to be invited to do this workshop by Alcohol Concern Cymru."
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