Pupils taught about teenage pregnancy and peer pressure

2020-02-05 06:00
photo: suppliedGrade 8 pupils with Sister Z.P. Mkhize and Sister N. Zondi at the back.

photo: suppliedGrade 8 pupils with Sister Z.P. Mkhize and Sister N. Zondi at the back.

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REPRESENTATIVES from Greytown Hospital, Sister N. Zondi and Sister Z.P. Mkhize, facilitated an awareness campaign for the Grade 8 pupils at Sisekelo High School.

They began discussing the problem of peer pressure at high school, which is harmful because it can lead to teen depression, high stress levels, negative behaviour issues and poor decision-making and outcomes.

Choosing to have positive people surrounding you can make most peer-pressure experiences positive rather than negative.

As with the Christian commandment to “honour your father and mother”, pupils were taught not to be disobedient at home as it might affect them badly at a later stage in their lives.

Teenage pregnancy was also discussed. Teenage pregnancy is a major problem in our schools. There are many factors that can lead to young women becoming pregnant, for example, the absence of parents in the home and the media representing pregnancy as something fashionable. Many teenagers are exposed to media pressures.

The pupils were also taught about different diseases and how to prevent them.

Sisekelo High School will like to thank Greytown Hospital for a very needed awareness talk. — Supplied.

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