Cancer is a difficult subject to discuss but the Teenage Cancer Trust are attempting to raise awareness in youngsters across the country.
Pupils from Cundall Manor School are the latest to receive a visit from the trust as they begin a high profile campaign to educate the nation’s youth.
Rachel Wilkinson, from the Teenage Cancer Trust, paid the school a visit and delivered a powerful presentation aimed at raising the awareness of cancer in teenagers and the benefits of early detection.
Rachel said: “The purpose of the visit is to ensure that every teenager has the tools to be aware of the benefits and warning signs associated with cancer.”
She added: “What is also incredibly important is that we have a generation of youngsters who are not afraid to talk about cancer.”
Sandrine Cooke, PSHEE co-ordinator at Cundall Manor School, organised the visit. She said: “The opportunity for our pupils to openly discuss cancer and how it may impact them is invaluable.”
Latest estimates from Cancer Research UK believe that 1 in 2 people will develop at some point in their life and that early detection is a key function to improving survival rates.
Business studies pupils from the school have been raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust following a pop-up restaurant which resulted in over £286 being raised by the pupils.
To find out more about the Teenage Cancer Trust and all the great work they do, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org