Home | News | SMART help to educate young people in Wokingham

SMART help to educate young people in Wokingham

On Tuesday 24th April 2018, SMART Wokingham presented a 6th form awareness workshop to the students of Waingels College. Kendall Gilmour and Nina Dilaudo from SMART delivered two sessions covering the physical and psychological impacts of alcohol, and the physical and psychological impacts of substances, including risks and consequences. A final session was facilitated by a teacher from the college, which included the risks and vulnerability around taking drugs and staying safe.

Kendall Gilmour, Young person’s Worker from SMART Wokingham said “The response from students was extremely positive; they engaged well and asked questions. The school have asked us to come back and deliver a similar workshop later this year and we are in discussions around offering a workshop tailored to festivals and summer holidays.”

Nina Dilaudo, Young Persons Worker from SMART Wokingham said “Educating students around the risks and consequences of drug and alcohol use is imperative, as we are able to deliver fact based information and bust myths.  We aim to educate young people in making informed choices based on up to date information.  By showing students examples of ‘dummy drugs’ which resemble the real thing, young people can get a glimpse into the various forms of drugs taken and the numerous ways they can be used, including the short and long term effects.”

SMART Wokingham are running the color rush this month. Read about it here!

Support SMART Wokingham by making a donation.

Donate to the homeless in Bedford

  • Bedford Castle Rotary Club show their support!
    Bedford Castle Rotary Club have been showing their continued commitment to the SMART Prebend Centre by promoting and donating to the Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal. Read more...
  • Winter night beds are a success!
    We are very proud to be able to offer twenty overnight beds to people who are sleeping rough in Bedford throughout the winter months, thanks to funding from MHCLG (Ministry of Housing). Read more...
  • Christmas Jumper Day rocks!
    On Friday 14th November Karl Fedyk of AC Plc held a Christmas Jumper fundraiser for the SMART Prebend Centre. Many of the team at AC Plc got sponsored for coming to work in festive attire and they managed to raise an impressive £200! Read more...
  • Bedford backs CRIB appeal with amazing results!
    The SMART Prebend Centre team launched the Christmas Relief In Bedford (CRIB) appeal at the beginning of December and they have already recieved  £21,000 in donations!! CRIB is vital as the money raised during this appeal helps to fund the centre throughout the winter months, a time that is extremely challenging for homeless people and rough sleepers. Read more...
  • Poppy and Cooper take Mum for a run!
    On Sunday 16th December 2018, Teresa Moxam (dressed as Father Christmas) completed a 5K run around Bedford park, with her dogs Poppy and Cooper. The ‘Santa run’ raised much needed money and awareness for the SMART Prebend Centre in Bedford. Read more...
Quick exit — hide this page now!