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Students raise over £1000 for World Diabetes day - November 2012

In recognition of World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November, Writhlington students participated in special themed assemblies and raised a massive £1047 as part of a mufti day being held at the school. The theme was ‘Think blue, wear blue’, students and staff were asked to wear blue clothing or denim to emphasize the importance of the diabetes blue circle which is the symbol chosen to promote diabetes awareness.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) set up World Diabetes Day to combat the global rise of the condition.
The main aim of the day is to increase awareness amongst students and encourage health improvement to people potentially at risk.

While the themed campaigns last the whole year, the day itself is celebrated on November 14 to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922.

The 2012 campaign is particularly important for the school as the special focus this year is on children and young people. The aim is to increase awareness of the symptoms and warning signs for diabetes. In many cases Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through healthy eating and participating in physical activities.

Year 8’s Olivia Collins and Abigail Beaumont ran assemblies about World Diabetes Day and organized the mufti day collection. Olivia commented, “I have a family member with Type 1 Diabetes and I feel it is important to increase awareness among students and raise money for diabetes research and support for people with the condition’

Pictured: Year 8 organisers: Abigail Beaumont & Olivia Collins



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