Sexual health issues taught to Ashfield students

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Sexual health, nutrition and drug use were issues covered by health chiefs to college students.

The two-day health event was given at West Nottinghamshire College.

Those who visited the information stands were able to get to grips with the ‘beer goggles’, which gives the wearer the sensation of being under the influence of alcohol. Students were challenged to walk through a series of obstacles to see how their judgement was impaired by drinking.

Staff from the college spoke to students about the range of sporting activities that they can get involved in to keep their fitness levels up, and there were a selection of health-related quizzes to complete.

Team leader for student health, welfare and safety, Andrew Wainman, said: “This week’s events were very successful and it was good to see so many students get involved and show an interest in their own health.

“I was especially pleased to see a number of students sign up to become members of the hospital trust. At some point in their lives, students will become users of their local hospital, so to become a member shows their loyalty and support.”