All Saints Academy Pilot A Peer Led Anti-Smoking Project On Behalf Of NHS Stop Smoking Service Bedfordshire

Kick Ash is an anti-smoking project led by young people, for young people that has been successfully running in Cambridgeshire for several years now.

Following on from that success, Bedfordshire Stop Smoking service decided to pilot it in this area. We were approached by them and asked if we would take part and run the pilot at All Saints.

An Assembly was held and Year 10 students were given the opportunity to apply to be a Kick-Ash mentor.  Training sessions with the Stop Smoking Service and Trading Standards, were followed by a busy six months spreading the “ Proud To Be Smokefree” message.
If you would like to know more about Kick-Ash please visit  or follow us on Facebook (Kick Ash UK) or on twitter @KickashUK

Rosie Michael

Kick-Ash @ All Saints

Project co-ordinator

October 4th, 2016

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Recently, year 10 GCSE art students have been working on 3D sculptures using food as a starting point and Claes Oldenburg as inspiration. The class have produced some giant sculptures working in groups.


Eryin Griffin & Kelsey Taylor

“I think being able to work in a pair or group is easier and better because work gets completed quicker and you get to share ideas to make better work. Mine and Kelsey’s strengths were being able to work together well and combining our ideas to produce a good piece of work. Our weaknesses were going over the paint too much and accurately painting around the icing as it was hard to keep the paint even. I think our piece of work is really good and looks realistic. I will definitely use ideas form this in my next piece of 3D work.” Eryin-Rose Griffin



Ben Watkins, Hayley Aitkens, Georgio Neofitos, Waseem Hassan & Ashley Dickinson

“We started off  by creating the centre curved piece of the banana out of rolled up newspaper and then made the pieces of banana peel out of the same material but with a piece of wire through the middle to hold it in shape. This was all taped together. Strips of modroc were cut and dipped in water. These were plastered over the entire shape. These set into place and dried hard. We painted skin / peel yellow. The flesh was originally going to be multi-coloured but it got ruined when brown paint got on it. Different coloured paint is still splattered over to try and rescue it.

I do like the final piece but it would be better left in the original colours. I enjoyed using modroc and would like to use it again on a different subject. It was very easy to use but it struggled to stay in place on the underside of the peel until it began to dry. At this point it was good to add layers of paint to.” Ben Watkins


Zoe Ashley, Callum Chappell, Ryan grimes, William Hair, Declan Lynch & Aiden Noel


Shane Blattner, Lynzie Edwards, Jordan Langley, Ben Playforth & Frank Warren

October 5th, 2013

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