Education unit is launched

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A COMMUNITY charity has officially launched its new revolutionary mobile education unit.

The Wigan Rotary Life Education Trust - an organisation which provides tutor-led educational visits to schools - has bought a new mobile unit to reach out to more pupils.

The new classroom is equipped with a wide range of electronic and visual aids on a range of subjects, including healthy living, anti-drug and alcohol awareness, sex education and positive parenting.

Keith Rowland, secretary of Wigan Rotary Life Education Trust, said: “We now have all the latest technology which stimulates children’s interest and enthusiasm, including a model of the human body which lights up to show the effect of drugs on different organs.

“Topics include drug prevention, sex and relation education and positive parenting.

“These courses help parents and carers to gain new skills and confidence so that they are able to discuss these and other difficult issues with their children.”

The Trust was established in 1994 by a group of Rotarians and is supported by ex-Rugby League star Andy Gregory and former Makerfield MP Sir Ian McCartney.