We have held several fundraising events over the past year to raise money for Diabetes UK including raffles for tickets to sporting events (rugby matches, tours of Goodison Park), five-a-side football tournaments, a disco for our Year 7 pupils, a diabetes fair and even a sponsored half marathon ran in Liverpool by two of our ex-pupils.
Mrs Moore, our Diabetes Lead staff member in school said “I would like to say a massive thank you to all pupils (past and present), parents and staff for their continued support to help raise funds and awareness for this great cause and charity – Diabetes UK. All the inventive ideas we came up with to raise funds amazed me, and the kindness of people who contributed either with funds or using their personal time overwhelmed me. Thank you to all involved, the money raised is going towards care for children suffering with Diabetes.”
The Prescot School was extremely honoured to receive a ‘Good Diabetes Care in School Award’ from the charity Diabetes UK in May 2016. This made us the first secondary school in the North West to be granted this award.
The Good Diabetes Care in School Award is granted to schools that take the care and inclusion of children with medical conditions such as diabetes very seriously, and are recognised by the UK’s leading Diabetes Charity for delivering good practice care.
Our Headteacher Mrs Walker said: “We are delighted to win Diabetes UK’s Good Diabetes Care in School Award. We have a number of students in our school who have Type 1 diabetes and we take our responsibility to provide them with the support and care they need to manage their condition safely in school very seriously. We have worked extremely closely with students, parents, and school staff to ensure that the right care is in place, and that children and young people with Type 1 diabetes have the same opportunities as their peers who do not have the condition and are able to fully participate in their education and so reach their full academic potential.”
Stephen Ryan, Head of the North at Diabetes UK said: “The Prescot School are providing outstanding care and support to children and young people with Type 1 diabetes which is why they have become one of the first schools in the country to receive our Good Diabetes Care in School Award. We urge all schools, both here in Merseyside and across the country, to follow the school’s example as good care in schools means that children and young people with diabetes stay healthy and get the best from their education. The fact that The Prescot School are doing such a fantastic job of supporting students with Type 1 diabetes shows that good care is achievable in all schools.”