Tarland School joins #BearsforRare

Andrea Fraser Chairperson Tarland school parent association and  Miss Rogers; Head Teacher Tarland primary school.
Andrea Fraser Chairperson Tarland school parent association and Miss Rogers; Head Teacher Tarland primary school.

Tarland Primary School is the first school in the North East to join the #BearsforRare campaign and receive a brand new educational resource pack created by the charity Teddington Trust.

The “Little Ted goes to school…” resource pack aids teachers to deliver key messages on topics such as inclusion, rare diseases and sun safety for all.

“We have been delighted to be involved with this resource from the concept stage through to its completion and we cannot wait to introduce our Little Ted resource pack across all of our classes. Little Ted is going to be an excellent addition to our resources,” said head teacher Miss Rogers.

The pack has been funded by the Tarland School parent council, and chair, Andrew Fraser, said the group was delighted to be able to purchase this amazing school resource pack. 

“It is vitally important that our children and teachers have access to the very best of teaching resources available, we feel that Little Ted goes to school is a fantastic cross curricular resource encompassing science and technology and health and wellbeing.  Welcome Little Ted,” she said.

Teddington Trust was founded by sisters Nicola Miller and Rebecca Stewart when Nicola’s son was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) in 2012.

Patients with this condition must be protected from all daylight and artificial sources of ultra-violet light as this DNA repair disorder renders them a staggering 10,000 times more susceptible to aggressive skin cancers than the general population, and prone to complex neurological complications.

Each funded pack not only helps to educate and protect a whole school but also allows a specialist BMA award-winning Little Ted patient pack to be sent to a child living with this life-limiting condition.

To find out more about the campaign and the Little Ted goes to School pack visit www.teddingtontrust/bearsforrare or email schools@teddingtontrust.com