Children at Cudworth Churchfield Primary children were joined by former Olympic sprinter Dorothy Hyman to celebrate the school becoming the latest member of Barnsley Council’s smoke free schools initiative.
The Mayor of Barnsley Cllr Steve Green, local councillors, parents and carers were treated to a special chant, written by the children, asking parents to be more considerate of where they smoke.
A display in the school hall showed off poems and letters that pupils have written to their future selves about not smoking.
This is part of Barnsley’s ‘Breathe 2025’ campaign - a vision in which the next generation of children are born and raised in a borough free from tobacco and where smoking is invisible.
It follows the success of smokefree play parks, smokefree market square and the first northern town to have a smokefree outdoor area in Barnsley Pals Centenary Square, with most schools now part of the smokefree school scheme.
People who want to give up smoking are urged to call Yorkshire Smokefree service on 0800 612 0011 from a landline or 0330 660 1166 from a mobile. Both are free to call.
This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.
#LiveIt helps us to support people, making sure they can access support at the earliest possible stage. #OwnIt by keeping your own and your family's health at its best, asking for support when you need it and looking out for your friends and neighbours.