Pupils from Cundall Manor School, near Thirsk, are the latest to receive a visit from the Teenage Cancer Trust as it starts a high profile campaign among the nation’s youth.
Rachel Wilkinson, from the Trust, paid the school a visit and delivered a powerful presentation aimed at raising the awareness of cancer in teenagers and the benefits of early detection.
Rachel said: “The purpose of the visit is to ensure that every teenager has the tools to be aware of the benefits and warning signs associated with cancer.”
She added: “What is also incredibly important is that we have a generation of youngsters who are not afraid to talk about cancer.”
Sandrine Cooke, PSHEE co-ordinator at Cundall Manor School, organised the visit.
She said: “The opportunity for our pupils to openly discuss cancer and how it may impact them is invaluable.”
Latest estimates from Cancer Research UK believe that one in two people will develop cancer and early detection is best.
Business pupils from the school have raised over £286 for the Teenage Cancer Trust following a pop-up restaurant.