The hour-long awareness event was held at Park Lane High school in Exley, Halifax for year 10 pupils aged 14-15.
The Founder of Check-em-lads Phil Morris led talks on Testicular Cancer and his own experience with cancer whilst Coppa feel supplied a talk by ‘Boobette’ Sophie on breast cancer and the importance of checking for any abnormalities, signs and symptoms and how lifestyle choices can cause cancer.
PA to Cancer Leads, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and Cancer teams, Carolyn Smith said “What a truly inspirational selfless man Phil Morris is!
He gave a clear fun and educational talk to the year 11 boys, who thoroughly enjoyed his talk teachers included. The students where respectful engaged and, as a result of Phil’s confident and relaxed manor, felt able to ask questions and share personal stories with the group.”
Macmillan Information Manager Dinah Coggon, said: “It was a great event. We arranged ‘goodie bags’ which included Macmillan Cancer information to all students which were gratefully received and I left my information for those students who did not want to speak out within the group.
Some of the feedback from students included ‘Well taught lesson and thought it was really helpful’ and ‘Thank you for telling us something new such as men can get breast cancer’ which illustrates why it’s so important for us to go into schools and talk about cancer.”