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Irish Language RYR

In March we launched an Irish language version of its popular children’s work shop.

Hive Cancer Support’s ‘Reduce Your Risk’ session teaches children about the health impact of our environment and ways to reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals.

It was first devised three years ago by Jacquie Loughry, Education & Prevention Officer at Hive Cancer Support, after the success of the ‘Reduce Your Risk’  work shop for adults.

Translating the work shop into Irish will help us fulfil our mission to provide cancer prevention information to all.

“This is another step forward for us in bringing our cancer prevention message to everyone,” said Jacquie. “Cancer doesn’t discriminate- it knows no borders or any one language and we can’t pick and choose what prevention risks to talk about.

“We have always prided ourselves in giving information on cancer prevention in all its forms.”

She continued: “We wanted to present the information at an age appropriate level, with information that was pertinent to children and young people age 10+ of all abilities.”

The children’s version of ‘Reduce Your Risk’ is aimed at pupils in P7 and above and was developed in consultation with teachers and students.

It shows the environmental and the health impacts of what we eat and drink and the products we use on our bodies.

The Reduce Your Risk sessions in Irish, which was translated by Ulster University student Sinead Magowan has been successfully piloted with pupils at Bunscoil Colmcille and are now available for booking.

Hive Cancer Support also deliver the adult version of ‘Reduce Your Risk’, female cancer awareness sessions and male cancer awareness sessions.

If you would like to book any of the Hive Cancer Support Awareness courses please contact Marianne Flood, Community Education and Marketing Assistant on mariannepinkladies@gmail.com

Turning Triax Green schools’ project

Hive Cancer Support was delighted to take part in the annual Turning Triax Green project the Ballymagowan Allotments.

We gave the pupils a bitesize lesson health lessons using a series of interactive games designed by Jacquie Loughrey our Education and Prevention Officer.

Jacquie and Marianne Flood, our Community Education and Marketing Assistant welcomed children from Holy Child PS, Long Tower PS, St Eugene’s PS, Nazareth House PS and Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir, who really impressed us with their energy and enthusiasm.

The pupils were really interested in the link between health and the environment and had great fun doing the word searches, matching games and jigsaws.

And they showed off some very impressive knowledge, memory and problem-solving skills.

Hive Cancer Support has its own Education Strategy and links up with schools and youth groups to deliver our Reduce Your Risk workshops.