Movember: Spot the difference

<p><img src=”images/stories/DSC_0013_black_whiteweb.jpg” alt=”DSC_0013_black_whiteweb” width=”272″ height=”192″ /><img src=”images/stories/sepia_staff_001web.jpg” alt=”sepia_staff_001web” width=”270″ height=”192″ /></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>It’s Movember again: the month of the year when men the world over give their razors some time off and allow their facial hair to grow a little longer, all in the name of promoting men’s health.  This year a number of our staff decided to participate and, as their moustaches started to take some definition, we couldn’t help but notice a resemblance to the School staff from around 1900.  Nobody could quite boast such a fine set of whiskers as the Rev J Symms (seated centre) although Mrs Ireland certainly had a go with the help of a fancy dress pirate’s beard.</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>On a serious note, the aim of Movember  is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.  Mr  Argyle, who has encouraged his colleagues to participate in Movember said, “I believe that as a School community we educate and inform about many aspects of life and Movember presents an ideal opportunity for us, as a staff, to raise pupils’ awareness of men’s health issues.  We have had a really positive response and some great feedback from our pupils.  I hope that we have now established a Movember tradition at Bancroft’s.”  The pupils and staff at the school have been encouraged to vote for their favourite moustance, in exchange for a small contribution.  The proceeds from the vote will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research.</p> <div style=”text-align: justify;”>Although the inspiration may have come from their nineteenth century teachers, we reassure parents that teaching methods and discipline during Movember have remained very much twenty-first century.</div> <p> </p>

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