As part of the PSHE programme at Worth we were delighted to welcome OddBalls to come in and talk to the Sixth Form.
The OddBalls Foundation was founded in December 2015 to raise awareness of testicular cancer with the aim of making a difference to male health around the world. Year 12 student Tom said: “The talk was very informative, helping us understand testicular cancer and the signs to look out for. Ollie, from the Foundation, made the talk engaging and it certainly broke down any barriers that some of us may have had about the topic.”
Ollie, an ambassador for the Foundation, talked openly about the condition, the stigma that can sometimes be associated with this type of cancer, the signs and symptoms to look out for, and how to self-test.
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is part of the curriculum at Worth.
Mr Joe Huntley, Head of PSHE, said “These talks are invaluable for our students and is a continuation in our development of the curriculum. We have looked to increase the number of outside speakers to help deliver talks on important, real-life issues and this is another example of preparing our students for life beyond Worth.”