Osteoporosis posters designed by Kings Lynn students gain national recognition
June 23, 2011 by Michael
The National Osteoporosis Society may well use posters designed by students in Kings Lynn for a nationwide Osteoporosis awareness campaign.
Students on the Health and Social Care course at the College of West Anglia have been working to design a range of leaflets and posters designed to raise awareness of the bone disease in young people. The society now hopes that these will be used by the National Osteoporosis Society to increase national awareness using the designs as templates for poster and flyer printing.
The Kings Lynn students worked with their tutor alongside members of the Lynn and District Osteoporosis Society in order to produce the designs, aimed at those between the ages of 16 and 25. The College of West Anglia then held an event in which both the National society and the Lynn and District society thanked the students for their hard work by presenting them with vouchers.
Ross Hare, who is the link between the Lynn and District Osteoporosis Society and local education authorities, recently told Lynn News that:
“[The Students] produced a poster and leaflets which it is hoped will be adopted for national distribution by the society.”
Flyer printing is often used by charitable or health organisations to convey awareness messages as they achieve a high level of engagement and can be distributed to ensure the maximum number of people see them. By distributing the Osteoporosis posters and flyers on a national level, the societies involved in raising awareness of the condition can be confident that young people will have the opportunity to engage with their message.