18 January 2012
Macmillan Cancer Support has produced training packs for primary and secondary school teachers to encourage them to talk about cancer to their pupils during Cancer Talk Week (23-27 January 2012).
The two training packs, Cancertalk and Keep healthy be active, include: videos; lesson plans; teachers notes; posters; and practical advice on including Cancer Talk Week as part of the school’s curriculum. They show teachers how they can include cancer-related issues in special assemblies, lessons or fundraising activities.
Katherine Donnelly, Schools and Youth Programme Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“With more than one in three people in the UK diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, it is important that we learn to talk openly about it. Cancer Talk Week provides a great opportunity for young people to get the true facts about cancer and know how to reduce their risk of getting the disease.”
To order either pack, call 0845 601 1716, or visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/teachingpacks.
For further information, please contact:
Sarah Whiteley, Press and Media Officer
0207 840 4933
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support:
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. More than one in three of us get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.