During the month of May learners and staff at Ballincollig Youthreach were engrossed in movie making for the X-Hale Youth Awards.

This project involved learners – with the help of staff – making a two minute movie portraying the tobacco industry enticing young people to smoke.

What are the X-Hale Youth Awards?

X-Hale Youth Awards is an Irish Cancer Society programme that aims to prevent young people from starting to smoke. X-Hale works with youth organisations and services and supports the development of youth led activities and projects that tackle smoking amongst young people. The programme aims to empower young people and youth organisations to explore issues around smoking that are relevant to young people in their own community.

Ballincollig potential protagonists will travel to Dublin in July hoping to achieve an X-Hale Youth Award.

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