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16th April 1999 at 01:00
* To coincide with Walk to School Week, May 24-28, Dorset Environmental Services is launching Walkabout, a key stage 2 pack containing more than 100 cross-curricular ideas. The campaign aims to get parents to swap tyre rubber for shoe leather on the daily school run. The pack is available from local road safety offices and highway authorities, or from Robert Smith, Walk to School project manager, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ, tel: 01305 224680; e-mail: walktoschool @dorset-cc.gov.uk; website: www.dorset-cc.gov.ukwalktoschool * The importance of the Sun to life on Earth and of protecting the skin from the power of its rays is emphasised in the pack Junior Sun Smart, produced by sun product manufacturer Ambre Solaire in line with the Health Education Authority's Sun Know-How code. It comprises activity cards, a playscript and a song on audio cassette. Tel: 01536 399006 or write to: Educational Project Resources, Junior Sun Smart, Freepost NH 4190, Corby, Northants NN17 4WN.

* Three young mothers in Fife have put together a Young Mothers Infor-mation Pack to help other young mums find the help and support they need. Produced by Fife Council's Young Mothers Initiative, it is available free to individuals through schools and GPs' surgeries in the Fife area. A nominal fee is chargeable to organisa-tions outside Fife wishing to order bulk copies. Details: Marriann Raymond, YMI co-ordinator, Auchterderran Centre, Woodend Road, Cardenden, Fife KY5 ONE, tel: 01592 414815.

* The Family Planning Association has produced a booklet, Love S.T.I.NGS, primarily aimed at 16 to18-year-olds, giving advice on how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and how to deal with them once contracted. The contents are also available online at www.fpa.org.uk. Send a stamped addressed A5 envelope to FPA Direct, PO Box 1078, East Oxford DO, Oxford OX4 5JE. For contraceptive advice, tel: 0171 837 4044 (Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm).

* In Your Face, a nine-minute video about the facial injuries that can result when excessive alcohol consumption leads to violence, has been produced for the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Around 250,000 facial injuries are suffered a year by 15 to 25-year-olds, about half of them the result of alcohol-fuelled assaults. Aimed at 14 to 18-year-olds, the video was funded by the Portman Group, the drinks industry initiative against alcohol misuse. CFL Vision, PO Box 35, Wetherby, Yorkshire LS23 7EX.

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