Why do schools need cancer education?
Every school community is affected by cancer in some way. Tackling the subject of cancer by talking and learning about it is a clear way to help a school community remain a supportive, understanding and open environment for both staff and students.
Educating all children from all backgrounds and cultures about cancer in a normal school setting will produce a generation who understand cancer, are able to talk about it, are less frightened of it, and who will be more able to cope if they encounter the disease.
We need to build children’s resilience to the future impact cancer will have on them.