HENDERSON, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 14, 2017 -- Chester County High School’s Health Council recently debuted its Pigs Not Cigs Anti-Smoking video. The three-minute video features students, community members and pop culture references from the films “Mission Impossible” and “The Breakfast Club.” A creative team and the students spent several months on the project. In the video, students receive a mission to replace smokers’ cigarettes with pieces of bacon, which builds on the Smoke Pigs, Not Cigs anti-smoking campaign from the 2016-17 school year. Last year students designed anti-smoking posters and presented them to local dignitaries.
CCHS Director of Coordinated School Health Heather Griffin said members of the city council, school board and chamber of commerce viewed the video, which is also available on YouTube. “We plan to send it to the junior high school to be viewed on televisions during all lunch shifts. Some of the health and wellness classes have already shown it during lessons. We want those who see it to share it as well,” Griffin said.
It has been a busy year for the health council. The group held an open house for their new office, Eagles’ Edge, a former residential restaurant roughly 4,500 square feet that is located behind the high school on Old Jacks Creek Road. Griffin and Amy Eads, director of the Family Resource Center, share an office area and a full-size kitchen, while students have space for meetings and team building activities. The location also has a walk-in closet full of donated school uniforms.
This past spring Griffin was also named Tennessee Coordinated School Health Southwest Regional Coordinator of the Year. Griffin was one of eight coordinators nominated. Annette Wilson made the nomination; she is the Southwest Regional Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education and the director of coordinated school health for Jackson-Madison County Schools. “Heather and Amy have really done some amazing things with the Student Advisory Committee. She coordinates a health fair that serves the entire community, and I’m so impressed by the work they do,” Wilson said.
The Student Health Council began in 2008 to promote five areas of total personal fitness: mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual. Students are selected to participate based on teacher recommendations. To learn more about Chester County schools, visit http://www.chestercountyschools.org/. Eagles’ Edge is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eads and Griffin can be contacted at 731-989-5148 or amy.eads(at)chestercountyschools(dot)org and heather.griffin(at)chestercountyschools(dot)org.
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