The story of Conner Marshall, who died following an attack in 2015 will be shown as part of a learning pack on organ donation for schools across Wales.
Penyrheol Comprehensive are the first school to have the learning pack which contains a lesson plan, activities, short case study films and guidance for teachers.
It will help inform key stage 3 and 4 students about organ donation, encouraging them to discuss the subject with their friends and families.
The pack aims to encourage pupils to understand:
- Explain how organ donation saves and improves lives
- Explain some of the reasons why people decide to become organ and tissue donors;
- Understand why it is important to join the NHS Organ Donor Register;
- Understand how to talk to people about organ and tissue donation;
- Understand what options about donating they must consider under the system in Wales;
- Understand the decision to donate is their own, and the importance of sharing that decision.
In 2015, Wales was the first country in the UK to move to a soft opt-out system of consent to organ donation.
The latest statistics reveal a 72% consent rate and approximately 24.3 donors per million population, putting Wales at the top of the list in the UK.
If individuals don't tell their family of their decision to donate, the family may not honour that decision and over-ride the organ donor registration or not support deemed consent.
There have been 21 cases in Wales where families either overrode their relatives' decisions to donate organs, or didn't support the deemed consent.
PSE Coordinator Hayley Steel, who helped trial the learning tool at Penyrheol Comprehensive, says it will help break away from the stigma of organ donation: