For pupils

Calling all pupils, we need your help!

Riddlesdown students at the #RETHINK CANCER parlimentary reception in June 2014 with MP Steve Brine and CoppaFeel! founder, Kris Hallenga.

Riddlesdown students at the #RETHINKCANCER parlimentary reception in June 2014 with MP Steve Brine and CoppaFeel! founder, Kris Hallenga.

We want to hear from you about how you think cancer awareness should be taught in your school. We believe pupils can offer valuable advice on how they feel young people should be taught issues that affect them. 1 in 3 people are affected by cancer and this means young people are likely to be touched by this disease too, whether this be through a relative, friend or family friend being diagnosed. We want to make sure young people have an understanding of this disease and how they can ensure they are looking after themselves effectively.

We appreciate teaching cancer education is no easy task for teachers and therefore we believe pupils have an important role in communicating how they would like these lessons to be approached. The pupils of Riddlesdown Collegiate got on board with our campaign at the beginning of 2014, creating focus groups formed of pupils from year 8 to sixth form. They began to explore how they would like lessons on cancer to be taught, developing lesson plans that were not only informative and easy to understand but also enjoyable. Who said talking about cancer has to be scary?

We want more schools to get on board with our campaign and let us know how they can help us to #RETHINKCANCER. This means not only hearing from the teachers but also enthusiastic, bright pupils who want to help us and their schools to make a change and teach cancer awareness. If this sounds like you, then send us an email to say hello – info@rethinkcancer.comĀ