Swords Youths Create Smoking Awareness

ICs X-HalePictured here are Aisling Farrelly, Jennifer O’Connor, Sean Tierney and Alan Stewart and Shona Whelan from Swords/Baldoyle Youth Service. The group recently who recently attended a film-making workshop ahead of their entry to the X-HALE Youth Awards 2015.

Members of Swords/Baldoyle Youth Service recently took part in a film making workshop, to work on their entry as part of the X-HALE Youth Awards. This unique project was done by the local group to create more awareness of smoking in their own community.
X-HALE is an initiative developed by the Irish Cancer Society to encourage young people around the locality and beyond to take action on the issue of smoking in their own communities. As part of X-HALE, the Irish Cancer Society hosts the annual X-HALE Youth Awards which sees local youth groups from around the country enter community action projects and film projects around the issue of smoking. The members of Swords/Baldoyle Youth Service were among those who attended the filming workshop in preparation of their film entries to the X-HALE Youth Awards in the Summer to learn about film producing and editing. In total this year, 36 groups have received funding from the Society and a further 15 groups have received training support. The Society has awarded over €123,000 to youth groups and organisations through the X-HALE Youth Awards to create smoking related community awareness projects since the initiative started five years ago.