Dudley Smokefree Arts Programme 2016-17
Dudley Public Health and Creative Health (Arts & Health) CIC presents the Smokefree Arts Programme 2016-17, featuring up to date information on all our latest smokefree work including our Kick Ash work in schools and colleges, and our Straight Talking and There Be Dragons work with primary schools children.
Kick Ash: If You Smoke, I Smoke
As part of Dudley Kick Ash programme, facilitated by Creative Health, college students worked with professional film makers Junction 15 to explore second hand smoke. The Dudley College Level 3 Creative Media Production students showed through film how a teenager smoking could affect a younger sibling, not only by setting a bad example but also by physically causing them harm from exposure to toxins. Click here to watch the film.
Kick Ash: Poison
As part of Dudley Kick Ash programme, facilitated by Creative Health, college students worked with professional film makers Junction 15 to explore the effects of smoking and addiction. The Dudley College Level 3 Creative Media Production students showed through film how toxins in tobacco are as harmful as drinking ‘poison’, yet smokers still find the addiction stronger than the knowledge they will succumb to disease. Click here to watch the film.
Kick Ash: Ways to Wellbeing
Kick Ash Ways to Wellbeing introduced Year 7 pupils to their school nurse in an assembly led by a young actor on stage, interacting with a short film sequence. They are encouraged to talk to the nurse not only for smoking cessation advice but also to discuss their emotional wellbeing.
Kick Ash: Overlooked
The 2015 project Overlooked investigated the less-obvious issues associated with tobacco use such as the effect on families and even crime. Teenagers in schools, youth centres and hostels worked with artists from many disciplines including music, photography and glass work, exploring the effects of smoking on lives as well as lungs. Artists included Ming de Nasty, Cultural Sisters, Supatrax, Round Midnight Theatre Ltd, Sarah Fereday, Peter Chaplin, Vamos Theatre, Ikon Gallery and Sam Hale.
Kick Ash encourages young people to choose not to smoke and participate in activities in ‘smoke-free’ environments.
Check out www.dudleykickash.com for current and past Kick Ash projects.
Years 7 and 8 in Dudley and Wolverhampton experience a dramatic ‘call to action’ from the Theatre in Education team The Resistance, put together by Creative Health, Born Communication and Tablet Academy.
Loudmouth Theatre in Education, My Mate Fancies You: Evaluation Report
Since 1994, Loudmouth Theatre in Education (TIE) Company has been developing a delivery model that incorporates the use of TIE into Personal, Health, Social and Economic education (PHSE). This evaluation study looks at the impact of their delivery model on pupils and teachers participating in My Mate Fancies You, a sex and relationships programme for young people.
Sex and Relationships Education
Talking about sex and relationships with young people has got a lot easier thanks to this innovative project which saw young people from six schools in Dudley work with artists to creatively explore issues associated with risky behaviours.
Bostin Chats in Sandwell: A Creative Consultation Project About Wellbeing
Bostin Chats in Sandwell aimed to engage and mobilise communities through a participatory process called ‘asset-mapping’. The project supported individuals in identifying which personal and community assets currently serve them and their communities in maintaining a positive sense of wellbeing. Through the project, artists engaged participants in the groups to explore thoughts and stories about wellbeing, and through the process of creative activity, identifying the assets that contribute positively to their sense of wellbeing.