FP returns to share important advice

The School was delighted to welcome back a former pupil to share some very important advice with our pupils.

FP returns to share important advice

In his role as Aberdeen Ambassador for the charity the Oddballs Foundation, Aengus McCrimmon, class of 2018, returned to the school to talk to pupils about Testicular Cancer Awareness.

Aengus, met with individual PSHE classes from F3-F6 to raise awareness about the disease as being one which can affect young men and which can impact everyone – personally, or as a partner, friend or family member.

His talks focussed on breaking down the stigma and encouraging everyone to check for any lumps, bumps or abnormalities and, with recovery rates at 98-99% if diagnosis is early, to seek medical advice as soon as possible if they notice anything.

Aengus, who is currently studying Business Management and Politics at Aberdeen University, said, “It was a great opportunity to speak to pupils from F3-F6 and spread awareness for testicular cancer.

“As a former pupil it’s fantastic to see the school support our cause and offer their time and help in spreading awareness.” 

Founded in 2016, the Oddballs Foundation raises awareness of Testicular Cancer across the UK; visiting schools, universities and workplaces, delivering talks on Testicular Cancer; reminding men to check their testicles and removing any stigma and embarrassment about it.

Aengus was approached for the ambassador role by Oddballs after his work as Aberdeen University’s Movember Ambassador helped the university raise a record £34,000 for that cause.

Great work Aengus!