On February 13th our Y12 student Daniel shaved his head to raise money for Papyrus UK, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Daniel chose to raise awareness of this cause as suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Papyrus' vision is to work towards a society that speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.
They exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
At the UTC we work hard to provide a supportive, nurturing and innovative environment, providing students with the opportunity to reach their full potential and personal aspirations. Our staff adopt a young person centred approach, advocate when necessary, and listen with empathy.
We are so proud to say that Daniel has raised £250 for a hugely worthwhile cause!