Talking about your cancer toolkit
Help young people to talk about cancer, fundraise to help millions, and teach and inspire people to make healthy choices for their future.
Making a big subject easier to talk about
We are all affected by cancer. We’re here to help you give young people the information they need to understand it and the opportunity to discuss it.
At Macmillan we don’t want cancer to be the elephant in the (class)room. Yes, it’s a big subject but we think it should be an easy and natural one to talk about. That’s why we’ve produced our Talking About Cancer toolkit - to help you discuss it honestly and openly with your pupils aged 9-16 years old as part of your PSHE/PSE/PSD, citizenship or science lessons.
The pack contains everything you need to give young people the facts about cancer they need. We want to help them to make informed lifestyle choices and create a more sensitive and cancer-aware society.
In the pack you’ll find:
curriculum linked lesson plans for KS2-4/P3-S4. Download a sample lesson plan [PDF, 751Kb] and a sample pupil activity sheet [PDF, 1.4Mb] to see more.
activity sheets for pupils
supporting DVD clips
advice and guidance on teaching young people about cancer
useful contacts and publications
an introduction to Macmillan
information and ideas on fundraising for Macmillan
a packet of tomato seeds kindly supplied by the National Gardens Scheme, who have also put together some handy tips about growing fruits and vegetables.
You can also download the lesson plans and activity sheets in Welsh from the right hand side of this page.
During Cancertalk Week schools across the UK will be getting the conversation started and becoming part of Macmillan’s annual awareness-raising week. Why not use your teaching pack to get your school or class involved? Find out more.