Smokefree Homes and Cars October 2023

Step Up, Step Out - Smokefree homes and cars campaign

Working alongside Quit Ready Leicestershire, Healthy Schools are launching a project aimed at children and young people and their families to raise awareness of and reduce the impact of second hand smoking in homes and cars.

Smoking in homes or cars can increase intake of second-hand smoke, enhance respiratory problems and can cause fires.

Find out more about why the campaign was setup on the Leicestershire County Council website.

We will be offering Leicestershire primary schools two different resources aimed at EYFS/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and can be used within PSHE or as stand alone activities.

EYFS/Key Stage 1

The Jenny and the Bear resource is a book which centres around a story, which has been part of a coordinated programme in the NHS in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Its aims are to increase awareness about the effects of second hand smoke on children and what parents/carers can do to ensure their children are not exposed to its harmful effects.
The programme is aimed at EYFS/ Year 1 classes and consists of a story being read to the class followed by a classroom activity with some discussion points about the story.
Schools will also receive a teddy bear with the Quit Ready logo on, which children can take turns to take home and record the adventures they have together if they want to.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 will be provided with a toolkit, which contains:

  • Lesson plans on second hand smoke and smoke free homes
  • Teaching resources to use in the lessons
  • Guidance on information to provide to parents/carers

If you would like to receive resources for your school, please complete the form below. Please note that by receiving resources from the Healthy Schools Team you agree to provide us with some basic data around your usage of the resources for evaluation purposes.

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Step Up, Step Out registration form