Worth was delighted this week to welcome Will Toon, an ambassador from The Oddballs Foundation, who came in to talk to Year 12 about testicular cancer.
November is an important month in raising awareness of men’s physical and emotional health. In the talk, the students were given an insight into the history of the foundation, their partnerships with elite rugby and football teams and how students can promote awareness of the condition through fundraising and joining the ambassador programme should they go to university.
Importantly, students were guided on how they can self-examine, seek medical advice and find support if they or anyone they are close to is impacted by this condition.
Mr Joe Huntley (Head of PSHE) said: “This is an important part of our PSHE curriculum as statistically cancer affects one in every two people. There can be a stigma associated with men’s health and as a school we feel it is vital to raise awareness, break down boundaries and provide support in areas such as this.”