Mrs Rogers' words Autumn week 11
Our students have heard informative and important presentations from Breast Cancer Awareness and The Oddballs Foundation this week. Oddballs highlighted the importance of male health issues, and are delivering over 500 talks and educating 50,000 people this academic year on Testicular Cancer Awareness. Iyna Butt spoke from personal experience; as a young woman she dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Her message was to encourage her audience to spend just a couple of minutes per month checking for any physical changes.
Part of being independent young adults involves our students taking responsibility for their physical and mental health. Our Personal Tutors provide sound guidance during PSHE and the wider teaching team are actively engaging with students on a wide range of moral, social, spiritual and cultural issues, directly and indirectly every day. In fact, only this morning the Sixth Form art room was packed with excited students painting their Christmas inspired masterpieces on mini canvases, ready to decorate the tree we will donate to St Lukes Church. I am certain the tree will add seasonal colour to the home of a local family, and just as importantly, a sense of what is central to our celebrations at this time of year amongst our own community.