College team with NHS to tackle teen pregnancy

Student volunteers from Angus College are working in partnership with NHS Tayside to tackle the growing teenage pregnancy rate in Angus.

The six students wrote and directed a short film and created an interactive game which they are hoping will be used in a variety of peer education programmes throughout Angus.

The College actively supports the sexual health and the well-being of its students, providing help and advice and distribution of the c:card.

The c:card scheme is a confidential NHS service which provides quick and easy access to free condoms.

Angus College will also shortly be supporting Angus Council’s Youth Service by providing facilities for their youth workers to deliver lunch-time services for high school pupils and college students – providing contraception advice and STI and pregnancy testing.

Learner Engagement Officer Katie Anderson said: “The work the students have done is inspirational.

“They have shown a great deal of maturity and creativity, whilst looking at new ways to tackle a serious issue.”

The student volunteers were John Horsburg, Amanda Fulton, Victoria Falcon, Jodie Downie, Sherrine Connolly and Matthew Tosh.