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Schools Stop Smoking Competition

No Smoking Day launches on 13th March 2013 and the Healthy Schools team are inviting Manchester primary and secondary school pupils to enter a competition to design a poster for Stop Smoking Day 2013.

The theme this year is 'Swap Fags for Swag' and is all about what smokers will gain when they quit - as well as improved health they will save extra cash.

We are asking pupils of Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 to take part in a competition and consider the cost of smoking by drawing posters of what they would do with £49 - the cost of an average smokers spend on cigarettes per week. There will be two winning entries of the competition - one primary school winner and one secondary school winner. Both winning entrants will get their entry printed on a T-shirt and receive a prize.

Teachers/staff who work in schools and parents/carers can help to inspire children with ideas of what the £49 could be spent on or put towards. For example, a family trip to the cinema, dance lessons, football tickets or even buying their pet's food for a month.

Competition Rules:

  • All entries need to be in for 27th February 2013 when the judging will begin.
  • All entries need to include the words 'No Smoking Day 2013'.
  • All entries including entrant's details (name, age and school), should be sent to:
Kelly O'Brien
Stop Smoking Competition 2013
Manchester Healthy Schools Programme
Children's Community Services
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wythenshawe Health Care Centre
Stancliffe Road
Manchester       M22 4PJ

For more information please contact kelly.obrien@cmft.nhs.uk