Steyning students ‘Wear it pink’ in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness
On Friday 12th October Steyning Grammar School held their annual fundraising event in aid of Breast Cancer Research, raising over £1000 for this very worthwhile cause. This forms part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month introduced 17 years ago and now a Worldwide Campaign to help support people affected by the disease, raise funds for research and to increase awareness.
This charity fundraising day was co-ordinated by the Sixth Form College student body and involved all Y7-13 students and staff across the schools three campuses at Rock Road, Church Street and Shooting Field, who have joined together to wear as many items of pink clothing as possible.
The day of fundraising was launched with a ‘Pink Day Dance Spectacular’ where the Sixth Form College Year 13 1st and 2nd XI football teams, rugby and tennis teams performed a special dance routine, and in aid of this special cause were seen, as never before, in pink clad outfits performing a dance medley. This event, now an annual tradition, was the highlight of the day, enhanced this year by the appearance of Mr Dryer, Maths teacher and PE teachers, Mr Talbot and Mr Hegarty.
Mr Talbot, Director of Sport, said he was extremely proud of the commitment and zest shown by the sports team students in giving their time to such an important cause.
The dance spectacular was specially choreographed by Aimee Johnston supported by a team of A Level dance students and their teacher Mrs Morris who have dedicated much of their time to the many dance rehearsals. Further performances were given at lunch time for Year 9-11 pupils.
Mrs Randall, Steyning Grammar School Assistant Head and Director of the Sixth Form College said: “Our admiration and thanks goes to all of our performers who have worked willingly over the last month at lunch times to rehearse. Our students are a huge force for good in the wider community, promoting so many of the social skills that are central to our values at Steyning. “
All Sixth Form Students were given a presentation delivered as part of the Personal Health & Social Education Programme by their peers on breast cancer awareness. The presentations covered current facts on risk factors, symptoms, detection, diagnosis and treatment for Breast Cancer as well as details of the Breast Cancer Campaign. This all forms a valuable part of encouraging Steyning students to ‘Be part of the Cure’ with the aim that by acting now, “by 2050 everybody who develops will live –and live well.”