As part of the health and well-being strand of the Year 11 PSHCE curriculum, pupils received a cancer awareness talk this week, courtesy of the Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation.
The Foundation, set up by Wendy after her son Matthew died from testicular cancer at the age of 17, offers cancer awareness talks to schools to raise awareness and educate young people on the importance of detecting cancers early to save the lives of young people.
Ft Lt Alun Pepper, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer himself, spoke to pupils about the importance of being aware of the early signs of testicular and breast cancer in young people. Pupils were made aware of how to check themselves for early signs and how to seek medical advice if symptoms appear.
More information on the Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation.
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