Y12 Assembly – Teenage Cancer Trust

We are pleased to welcome Teenage Cancer Trust on 6 March who will be helping to raise awareness of cancer with Year 12 students; looking at identifying, treating and living with cancer. For further information on the nature of the session please see below:

Understanding Cancer Together presentation: Education, Prevention and Treatment

Many people are afraid of cancer and don’t know all the facts. To support our students we have invited Teenage Cancer Trust to speak to our Year 12 students on the 6 March, 8.55am – 10.00am about cancer and health.

What is the Teenage Cancer Trust?

Teenage Cancer Trust provides specialist care and support to young people with cancer across the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust’s national ‘Understanding Cancer Together’ presentation is recognised by the government as it raises awareness of cancer which can lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer.

What information will the presentation include?

The presentation will last for around an hour and is an interactive opportunity for students to learn about and discuss:

  • what cancer is
  • common signs and symptoms of cancer in young people
  • the impact of cancer on a young person
  • types of treatment
  • healthy living and how this can help reduce the risk of cancer in later life
  • breaking down fears about cancer.

By the end of the presentation, all students should know more about early warning signs and how they can reduce their risk of cancer later in life. Throughout the presentation, students will be encouraged to become the experts of their own body and to speak to health professionals as soon as possible about any concerns.

Who will be delivering the presentation?

The presentation will be given by a trained professional speaker from Teenage Cancer Trust and is delivered in a sensitive way. If you have any concerns, please do speak to Trudi Lowe, KS5 pastoral support and we will ensure that your child is supported.

“The session was extremely well pitched and Lenny was very engaging. A really high quality, informative and well delivered session.” Teacher, Prince Henry’s Grammar School

Improved awareness can support early diagnosis and break down fears about cancer. For more details, please look for the Transforming Cancer Knowledge report on the Teenage Cancer Trust website.

Please do support this by talking to your child about what they have learned and encouraging them to be open about any health concerns they may have. The key information shared in the presentation can also be found under Information for Parents on the Teenage Cancer Trust website.

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