Having fun, while raising awareness about men’s health, is something that our MoBros take very seriously during the month of November. On Thursday 19 November, serious became educational when the boys went ‘off timetable’ for the morning to learn about serious health issues facing men across the world.
As is traditional, our Upper Sixth Form MoBros delivered sessions on subjects including sleep and resilience, men’s physical and mental health, prejudice and polarisation, as well as conveying hard-hitting messages about suicide in men and anti-bullying.
This year the MoBros delivered their messages via Microsoft Teams and boys joined the sessions from their classrooms to ensure they kept in their year-group bubbles.
This year, our guest speaker was Nathan Thomas, a Movember ambassador from Movember UK. He spoke about his own journey understanding his mental health and gave the boys excellent advice on how to look after their own mental health and how to help their peers. Nathan features on a Movember poster on display around school (the ‘filthy one’!) and was very inspiring.
Susie Spyropoulos, Head of Charities, said, “I was impressed with the boys’ flexibility to adapt to peer teaching on Teams, which as teachers, we know, is no mean feat. They attended a training session and then delivered sessions on mental and physical health to around 280 boys during the morning. Although nothing can beat face-to-face delivery, the MoBros did a very good job in the unusual circumstances that we all face this year.”