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World Kidney Day 2016

Bryngwyn Comprehensive School played host to members of ABMU’s renal services team as well as pupils from its feeder primary schools who were invited to put their best foot forward when they took part in the special event. This year’s day is focussing on kidney disease and children. The day raised awareness about how vital your kidneys are and what you can do reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Consultant renal pharmacist Chris Brown and former Bryngwyn pupil kicked off the event which was also attended by Llanelli Mayor Shahana Najmi as well as Cochyn the Dragon, the Scarlets’ mascot. Chris said:  The more people know about kidney health, the better – and the younger we can start the better, which is why it is so important to be sharing our message with these schoolchildren.”

He was joined by nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, support staff and patients for a series of displays dotted around the school aimed specifically at children including a fun photo booth where the children created their own campaign material. The day wasn’t just about the children though. Nurses were on hand to carry out blood pressure tests on school staff too.

Bryngwyn Headteacher Mr Paul Jones said “Ysgol Bryngwyn is delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of World Kidney day. Not only is it important to raise awareness of this issue amongst both pupils and staff but it is also important for pupils to have the opportunity to work alongside external providers and health care providers as part of the school PSE programme.
I know that it has been of particular interest to those pupils studying Science, PE and Food technology as part of their GCSE studies. We were also glad to have the opportunity to share the day with many pupils from our feeder primary schools. I know that everybody has got a huge amount out of the day.
On a lighter note it was also lovely for staff to welcome back Mr Chris Brown some of whom taught him in Bryngwyn school many years ago, and must have done a very good job!”

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World Kidney day at Bryngwyn School