Honiton pupil Shelby described as a ‘true inspiration’ to her younger peers

Shelby Broom with Natalie Hunt, HCC's cover supervisor.

Shelby Broom with Natalie Hunt, HCC's cover supervisor. - Credit: Archant

An inspirational pupil at Honiton Community College has reflected on her own battles to teach others about childhood cancer.

Shelby Broom has been helping Hannah Bown, the school’s life skills co-ordinator, to educate the younger pupils on the illness.

Shelby, who had kidney cancer twice in her younger years, recently shaved her head to raise money and awareness for cancer charity CLIC Sargent, and helped organise the Macmillan cake bake-off at the school last week.

Hannah said of Shelby’s life skills work: “Shelby spoke confidently and openly to our year seven classes about her experience of fighting cancer. She is a mature and level-headed girl and a true inspiration and role model.”

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