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In the news…how to teach cancer

24th February 2016

This week saw The Guardian publish an article on their teacher network entitled “How to teach…cancer”. We were pleased to see that they urged readers not to be silent on the topic and make an attempt to answer the question, “So how can you raise this difficult topic with your pupils?”. Referencing resources from the […]

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Looking forward to 2016

A new year is upon us…

11th January 2016

So it seems 2015 has come and gone rather quickly and we find ourselves at the start of a brand new year! Since our last blog update, our small team has been very busy (not just eating mince pies) supporting our pilot schools and catching up with the cancer community at the Britain Against Cancer […]

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PSHE Association need our help!

16th October 2015

Our friends over at PSHE Association have been tirelessly campaigning to make politicians realise the importance of giving PSHE education statutory status – this is a view shared by many including ourselves! Now they need our help! Before the end of the year the government will be making a decision on whether to grant this status […]

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Agenda

Back to school excitement

26th August 2015

Yes, you heard us, excitement! We are sure it can’t be said for many students preparing for the new term, but we have been busy planning for the start of our new pilot and can’t wait to start meeting teachers and finding out how students will be learning about cancer. After our first pilot in […]

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Significant week for PSHE in Parliament

Significant week for PSHE in Parliament

17th July 2015

This week has seen PSHE grab the headlines and attention of MPs in Parliament, with the introduction of  a ten minute rule motion debated in the House of Commons and a response from the Government to the Education Select Committee’s call to make PSHE compulsory in state schools. The ten minute rule motion was tabled […]

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Keeping up with the Cancer Community

30th June 2015

Last week we joined many other members of the cancer community at the Houses of Parliament for the Cancer Campaigning Group all member meeting. It saw the launch of a toolkit for MPs to use local data to hold Clinical Commissioning Groups in their area to account. Find out more here – http://bit.ly/1Nsj1Tf Despite these efforts […]

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Regional Pilot

Secondary schools – WE NEED YOU!

4th June 2015

Secondary school teacher? Sign up NOW! Know someone who you think may be interested? Get sharing…http://rethinkcancer.com/for-teachers/ Applications close on Friday 3rd July!  

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Trainee teachers at Winchester University

Student teachers share their ideas of cancer education at primary level

4th April 2015

  We were excited to return to Winchester University to hear from the trainee teachers who had agreed to share their approaches of cancer education at primary level with the #RETHINKCANCER team. We were overwhelmed by their efforts and the lengths they had gone to considering the best approach to teaching cancer awareness. It was promising […]

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Winchester Uni Visit

Winchester University student teachers join the campaign!

3rd February 2015

Last week we took a return visit to Winchester University, on a mission to recruit their trainee teachers to #RETHINK CANCER with us! After working closely with students in 2014, we wanted to turn our attention to teachers. How much do they know about cancer? How confident are they at teaching cancer education? In what […]

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Britain Against Cancer Conference

Andy Burnham announces plans for cancer education for pupils at Britain Against Cancer Conference

16th December 2014

There was big news in the cancer world last week when Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham announced that, under a Labour government, ALL secondary school children would be taught about the signs and symptoms of cancer. He said: “Every young person should, as part of their education, have the opportunity to learn more and know where […]

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