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Schools urged to nominate 'Asthma Youth Champions'

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 10:20am
Schools urged to nominate 'Asthma Youth Champions'

Four deserving schools will be chosen.

The Asthma Society of Ireland is calling on primary and post primary schools in Tipperary to get involved in in their new 'Asthma Youth Champions' programme. A panel of four young asthma ambassadors from around the country will be created as part of the programme to gather their thoughts on how asthma services can be bettered for young people in Ireland. The Asthma Society will also equip these youngsters with the resources and know-how to become 'Asthma Champions' and promote asthma change in their school and community.


Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said: “The aim of our 'Asthma Youth Champions' programme is not only to allow young people to express their opinions on how asthma services need to be improved for the younger generation, but also to equip them with the resources and skills they need to promote asthma awareness and become asthma champions in their school and community. Four deserving schools will be chosen, one from each province.”


There are a number of supports that the Asthma Society will provide to selected schools:

  • Completing an audit of asthma awareness and asthma safety in the school,

  • An asthma education session delivered by an asthma specialist nurse for teachers and students,

  • Information booklets, classroom games and STEM engagements, videos and an Asthma Council project planner,

  • A final information session delivered by students on their Asthma Champion programme of activity (including planned meeting with Minister for Children).

All activity will be built around ensuring that the school is supported that they can change the asthma culture in their school and community. The school will also receive publicity in regional and/or national media broadcast and print media throughout the programme.


For more information on the 'Asthma Youth Champions' programme and how you and your school can get involved, go to









































































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