Haywood Village teachers take on Movember challenge

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Cabot Learning Federation

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Haywood Village teachers take on Movember challenge

Six teachers, including the Principal at Haywood Village Academy, have this month taken on the annual challenge of Movember.

Luke Allen, Matthew Batchelor, Neil Sharp, James Robbins, Principal Craig Jones and Truon Ellis started the challenge on the 1st of November.  The team raised £800.00 for this very worthy cause, by growing the most weird and wonderful moustaches and beards.

Movember aims to raise awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Funds raised by participants support ground-breaking health projects – 1,250 and counting – uniting experts from all over the world to accelerate research, progress and change. Year-round, they are hard at work raising funds and awareness.

The month of Movember is globally recognised for its fun, disruptive approach to fundraising and the unique ways it prompts men to take action for their health. Since 2003, more than 6 million people across 20 countries have joined the global men’s health movement, helping men across the world live happier, healthier, longer lives.

The Haywood team said: “As a group, we felt it was important to join the Movember Movement and raise the profile of men’s health. We’ve enjoyed the fun and chat that has come with growing our taches, raising money and sharing a very serious message.”


Note to editors:

Since 2009 the CLF has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 schools, serving the educational needs of over 12,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19. The trust also includes a Maths Hub, Initial Teacher Training and is a founding partner in the Five Counties Teaching School hub Alliance. The trust is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. CLF academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.




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