October Guest Campaigns
The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) is working closely with the release of Starfish, a new film which tells the true story – tragic and hugely uplifting – of one family’s battle with sepsis.
From the makers of My Left Foot and Bloody Sunday, Starfish explores the devastating consequences of undiagnosed sepsis through the real life story of Tom Ray (played by Tom Riley) who lost his arms, legs and part of his face after being left in A&E, undiagnosed and untreated, for 9 hours. Starfish has the unprecedented power to help parents recognise sepsis symptoms, and to act fast when they do.
Opening to the public on October 28th, Starfish’s release will precede the November roll-out of UKST’s public awareness campaign, which empowers everyone to “Just Ask: could it be sepsis?”.
Children find mums more inspiring than celebrities.
To celebrate 10 years of The Future Leaders Trust improving outcomes for every child, the charity carried out a survey to find out who inspires children - and it turns out it's their mums! They asked 1,500 children aged 7-18 to name their top three most inspiring people. 34% chose ‘my Mum’ and 22% ‘my Dad’. Others included ‘my friend’ and ‘my teacher’. No individual celebrity - the most popular of which was Cristiano Ronaldo - was named by more than 7% of children.
“My mum is inspirational because she encourages me to do my very best and no matter what, she always makes me smile,” said Neamh, aged 10, from Northumberland.
James Toop, CEO Designate of The Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders, said: “The results of the survey highlight the significance of parental engagement in inspiring their children to achieve their potential at school and fulfil their dreams.”
The Trust is calling on schools and parents to work together even more closely to inspire and broaden the aspirations of the next generation.
Being groped in the corridor, hands up our skirts in the yard, being shown pornographic images in class, sexual comments about our bodies – we know that sexual harassment in school happens to us, to our friends, and to girls everywhere.
Three in five girls and young women across the UK say they’ve experienced sexual harassment at school or college, including sexual taunts and unwanted touching. We need urgent action to end this widespread and often hidden scandal.
Girlguiding believe all girls and young women deserve to feel safe and happy at school. Sign their petition and help make safer schools a top priority.
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