World AIDS Day was on Sunday 1st December this year and in order to recognise the positive impact this campaign has had on the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, CNS will be running an afternoon tea for Years 10 – 13 on Wednesday 4th December.
The event is being held at lunchtime at 1.20pm. Entry is £3 and this donation will provide a sandwich, scone, cake and hot drink to students and staff.
Entry will be on a first come, first served basis so make sure you get there fast! There will also be cakes and biscuits for sale in the Sixth Form reception for anyone unable to attend the afternoon tea event.
There are over 101,600 people living with HIV in the UK and an estimated 36.7 million people worldwide. Medical research and advancements have allowed HIV to be treated and managed, meaning HIV positive people can live longer and healthier lives. There are also preventative drugs which can stop HIV being passed between couples and new partners. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people around the world to fight against HIV, support those who are living with a positive diagnosis, and remember those who have died from HIV and AIDS related illnesses.
We will be joined by representatives from The Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, who will provide information on HIV/AIDS, keeping safe and healthy relationships. The Terrence Higgins Trust believe we have an opportunity to stop new cases of HIV in the UK by 2030 and this is why fundraising and raising awareness is so important.
The information provided by The Terrence Higgins Trust links nicely to the introduction of Relationship and Sex Education which is statutory in primary and secondary schools from September 2020. Learning about safe sex and sexual health can ensure young people make well-informed decisions and choose healthy and supportive relationships as they progress into adult life. The Sixth Form will be working with The Terrence Higgins Trust again in the new year and we are excited to be able to provide students with such high quality information and support via this fantastic charity.