My internship with The Filter
I am now almost a month into my internship with ASH Wales Cymru and amongst creating surveys and blogs, representing ASH Wales at Pride Cymru and helping out with campaigns i have now also had the chance to see the youth team ‘the Filter’ in action.
Bobby and I recently went to Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd to take a workshop in educating the young people of Newydd Housing Association about smoking. Being very new to this, I had no idea what to expect. All I had to go from were anti-smoking talks I have attended through education in the past where I have been on the learning rather than the teaching side of things. I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t expected another talk on the facts and figures of smoking, but The Filter workshop was far from that!
Having no experience in taking workshops and having never done anything like this before, I was really nervous to begin with. In the end however, I found myself joining in with the groups, discussing their advert ideas and even taking the CO monitor tests.
It turned out to be a really enjoyable and educational workshop, and everyone involved seemed to really enjoy it! Keep up the good work The Filter team!