Havant students given a stay safe and stay healthy message

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STAYING healthy and looking after your body for a lifetime was the focus of an event for young people.

Havant Sixth Form College held its annual Be Healthy Stay Safe event. 

The day focuses on many aspects of wellbeing and raises awareness of health and safety issues.

More than 1,100 students took part in the event, which involved a rotation of three activities, including a presentation, tutorial activity and exhibition.  

Students were able to take part in a wide variety of interactive activities.  

They donned full fire and rescue equipment and to simulate the ‘driving while drunk’ experience, students attempted to walk in a straight line while wearing goggles. 

Hard-hitting presentations were delivered to all students by Drug Sense UK and Hampshire Road Safety.

Issues covered included smoking, alcohol, drugs, sexual health and body image.

Twenty organisations took part including Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire & Rescue, Mind, Barclays Bank, Off the Record, Fitness First and Horizon Leisure. 

Trish Thorn, student welfare and guidance officer at the college, organised the event and said: ‘We are keen to raise awareness amongst our students of the choices they can make that can affect their lives.

‘As a Healthy Further Education College this is very important to us.