‘Big Cig’ visits Clough and Risegate Community Primary School

'Big Cig' visits Clough and Risegate Community Primary School ANL-161121-103133001
'Big Cig' visits Clough and Risegate Community Primary School ANL-161121-103133001
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Pupils at Clough and Risegate Community Primary School learned about the dangers of smoking during a special visit from South Holland District Council’s Food, Health and Safety Team.

The team brought along their notorious anti-smoking mascot Big Cig for the visit to the Gosberton Clough school on Thursday.

He was joined by Craig Fowler, the council’s Food, Health and Safety Manager and Counc Anthony Casson, portfolio holder for the team.

The school is one of several which have signed up for the council’s Smoke Free Code and proudly displays signs asking adults not to smoke around their playground.

During the visit, the pupils were also handed colouring-in flags to promote the Smoke Free Code.

Coun Casson said: “We spent an enjoyable afternoon at the school and I would like to thank the staff and the pupils for being such welcoming hosts.

“We are keen to promote the health risks associated with smoking wherever possible and I think the children learned some very valuable information.

“We are also very proud of the Smoke Free Code and want to encourage any schools not already signed up to join.”

Beverley Rooney, head teacher at Clough and Risegate Community Primary School, said: “We’d like to thank all the visitors from SHDC for joining us in school.

“Their fun, interactive session helped to raise awareness and promote the important messages that The Smoke Free Code addresses.”

For more information about the Smoke Free Code and how to sign up visit www.sholland.gov.uk