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Thank you!

A special big shout ou t to our fantastic Child ren and Young People’ Group (CYPAG). They s Advisory are an amazing bunch of children and young who are either living wi people th cancer or have finish ed treatment. They he at CLIC Sargent to un lp us here derstand what it’s like to be young and diag cancer. nosed with They also help us to pu t Shout Out! magazine together. CYPAG mem Hanson says, “I have lo ber Emily ved working with CLIC Sargent to produce Sh magazine. It is easy re out Out! ading and, because we have been where you know what type of thing are, we s you would like to read .”

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The first ever Olympic games in Greece only had one event – a running race!

Mickey Mouse is known as Topolino in Italy. It means ‘little mouse’. According to the Guinness World Records, the loudest purr ever recorded in a pet cat belongs to Smokey, who lives in Northampton. His purr reaches nearly 68 decibels – that’s louder than a lawnmower!

Dogs have better hearing than humans, and can hear sounds four times further away than us. Sneezing with your eyes open is impossible.

Giraffes can clean their ears with their tongues – yuck!

Try this!

There are only four words in the English language that end in ‘dous’. Do you know what they are? (You’ll find the answer on page 19.)

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s k o o b Films, music shout! and

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Film reviews I saw… The Muppets Lucy, from Grimsby

“I saw The Muppets at the cinema with my mum, dad and sister. It was good, especially at the end, and it was very funny. My favourites were Kermit the Frog and Fozzy Bear. I didn’t like Miss Piggy. She’s too strict.”

Send us a film review

Just tell us: what you watched and who you watched it wi th, where you were (cinema or ho me), your favourite moment and anything you didn’t like. Write yo ur name, age and hometown on the back and send it in the Free post envelope provided – do n’t forget to tell us how many sta rs (out of five) you give the film! Or you can email your review to us at shoutout@clicsargent .org.uk

I saw… Iron Man 2 Joseph, from Derby

“I saw this when it first came out at the cinema, then I bought the DVD. I’ve watched it three times now. I like his suit – it’s awesome. It’s got all this cool technology. It’s humorous too, really funny, and I’d recommend it.”

DVD review I watched… The Smurfs

Leah, from Doncaster

“There was one clumsy Smurf wh o always seemed to get into troubl e and only one girl Smurf and all the bo y Smurfs liked her. It was quite fun ny – I liked the way they say ‘Smurftast ic!’ – and I think the Smurfs are cute. The re’s this magician called Gargamel wh o hates Smurfs and wants to make them not exist. But the Smurfs win in the end. The only thing I didn’t like about this film is that it drags on a bit.”

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Showing at a cinema near you! Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift, ‘U’

Manny, Sid, Diego and pals take to the road again as the continents of the world start to drift apart. There will be giggles, and maybe a few tears, as Sid the Sloth is re-united with his long-lost family.

The Amazing Spiderman, ‘12A’

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) searches for the truth about his parents, who left him when he was very young. Expect amazing effects and loads of spider-tastic action.

Book reviews I read… Beast Quest by Adam Blade Joseph, 13, from Derby

Album review Paloma Faith – Fall to Grace A great pop album that everyone in the family will love. Listen out for the track ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ – it’s epic!

“These books are easy reads and really exciting. You get four trading cards with each book as well. They are about a boy called Tom who has a shield and sword and goes round freeing mythical beasts from the power of the dark wizard, Malvel. Each time he frees a beast he gets a token that gives him extra powers. There are six books in each series, with a special bumper book at the end. I’d recommend these books because they are fun, short and exciting.”

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In this issue dietician, Evelyn Ward, answers your questions about eating well when you’re on treatment.

The advice given here is for very specific cases. It’s important that you speak to your doctor, nurse or parent/carer about any questions or concerns you have.

Joseph from Derby asked:

What can I do to increase my appetite?

Evelyn says:

Humaira from Birmingham asked: Sometimes foods I usually like taste different and sometimes they make me feel sick. What can I do?

Evelyn says: It can be annoying when your illness or your treatment puts you off food you normally love. Your taste buds should get back to normal eventually. In the meantime you, or your parents, could talk to your doctor or nurse to see if they can help. They may suggest you have an anti-sickness medicine. You’re less likely to feel sick if you have small snacks during the day rather than big meals. If the feeling of sickness comes and goes, try to tuck into foods you normally enjoy whenever you are feeling OK. Avoid anything greasy, like fried food, or with a strong smell. Cold food tends to smell less than hot food, so perhaps go for things like ice cream, yoghurt, cereal, biscuits or salad. Or, if you have a blender, try asking mum or dad to make you a smoothie to sip.

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Not feeling hungry is usually caused by cancer treatments, but it can be caused by some kinds of cancer too. Try eating small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. Keep snacks handy in case you suddenly feel like eating and, if your appetite is better at certain times of the day, try to eat a bit more then. Another trick is to go for food that smells really good, like roast chicken, fried onions or fresh bread. Sometimes just the smell is enough to get your appetite going. And don’t feel you have to eat food at the right time of day. If you feel like eating a chocolate cake for breakfast — why not ask your parent if that’s OK! Speak to your doctor, nurse or dietician as well – maybe they can recommend a medicine to give your appetite a bit of a boost.


Leah from Doncaster asked:

Is it good to eat fatty foods or bad? Sometimes when I am on treatment I am told to eat lots of fatty foods.

Evelyn says: It’s really confusing when you try your best to eat healthily, then you start having cancer treatment and suddenly you are being told to eat lots of food which seems ‘bad’ for you. It’s true that, for most people, it’s not a good idea to eat too many fatty foods like cake, butter and cream. If you have a poor appetite and you are losing a lot of weight because of your treatment, foods high in fat give more energy (or calories) and can therefore help to put weight on. This is why you may be advised to drink full-fat milk, have full-fat yoghurts and add butter and extra cheese to food. Foods, such as cheese and full-fat milk, also have lots of protein and contain some vitamins and minerals to help you stay healthy. There will be a dietician at the hospital who can help you and your mum or dad make sure you are eating a healthy diet that gives you lots of energy. Don’t be shy if you have any questions – they will be happy to answer them.

Elliesha from Chesterfield asked:

What can I eat to help me put on weight and is healthy?

Evelyn says:

Full-fat dairy foods are great if you need to put on weight, because they contain lots of calories to give you energy. They also have lots of protein and contain some vitamins and minerals to help you stay healthy. One good tip is to make sure that you have full-fat milk to drink and with cereals. Your mum or dad can use it when they are cooking too. Add extra butter (or margarine or oil) to bread, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pasta, rice, chapatis, rotis, noodles and cooked vegetables. Or you can add extra cheese to pizza, sauces, soups, pasta and vegetables, or extra paneer to curries. If you like puddings, have them with a blob of cream or full-fat yoghurt. Some protein foods, such as meat and nuts, are good for keeping your weight up as well. It’s still fine to eat other healthy foods like fruit and vegetables, but try not to fill yourself up with them. The dietician at your hospital may also give you special nutritional drinks and supplements to add to your food.

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Do you have a question for our panel of experts? This can be anything from staying healthy, the side-effects of your treatment or staying in touch with your friends. Send your questions in the Freepost envelope provided or email them to shoutout@clicsargent.org.uk. Remember to include your name and hometown.

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A little bit more about…

eating right health for your

It’s important to try and eat a balanced diet when you are having treatment for cancer. Eating well helps your body to stay strong and to fight off infections. It will give you more energy too. Having treatment for cancer can affect your eating habits. You may feel hungrier than usual and want to eat all the time or you may not want to eat at all. Or you may want to eat, but you can’t because it makes you feel sick or your mouth is too dry or sore. Your doctor, nurse or dietician (a person who knows all about food) will check your height and weight quite often. This is to make sure you are eating enough and to see how your treatment and diet are affecting your growth. They will also ask you if you’re having any problems with eating or drinking. Feel free to ask them any questions you have about food. They can give you or your mum or dad advice about how to get all the vitamins and minerals you need as well. There are different types of foods and it’s best to eat a mixture of them all. The main sorts of foods are:

proteins – these include meat, fish, eggs, soya, beans, lentils, nuts and dairy foods like milk and yoghurt.

fats – these include olive oil, sunflower oil, butter, margarine, ghee and cream. fruit and vegetables – things like apples, oranges, carrots and peas. carbohydrates – bread, rice, pasta, breakfast cereals and also sugary foods like honey, chocolate and cakes.

You may feel like eating some of these types of foods more than others. That’s fine, but do try to eat food from all these groups as regularly as you can. You can ask your family and the people who look after you at the hospital to help you with this. You may find you really can’t eat some sorts of foods, perhaps because you feel sick or because the treatment you are having makes them taste funny. If this happens, tell your doctor, nurse or dietician so they can help you. If you can’t eat much food at all, they can also give you special drinks to have.

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Adapted from CLIC Sargent’s Eating right for your health information sheet


Puzzles and games Wildlife word search These animals all live wild in the British Isles. But can you spot them? They could be hidden horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction.

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Our doodle pattern is fun and easy to do. Just colour in the shapes to create your own fantastic design.

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Win a ÂŁ10 HMV voucher

Send us your doodle pattern, a drawing or a painting and you could win a ÂŁ10 HMV voucher! Just send it to us in the Freepost envelope provided or email a photo of you holding it to shoutout@clicsargent.org.uk. The winning entry will also appear in the next edition of Shout Out!

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Have

your say! Three years ago CLIC Sargent spoke to 90 children who told us school is a big part of life. They also told us that being diagnosed with and treated for cancer can sometimes change things at school, even after treatment has finished. If you were told you had cancer when you were primary school age (4 to 11) then we would love to hear from you. Please tell us about your schooling since you were told you had cancer. You can answer the questions below, then cut out this page and send it to us in the Freepost envelope provided.

Your name: Your age:

Your hometown or city:

Take a minute to think about your school, your teachers, your lessons and your friends. 1. Has being diagnosed and treated for cancer made a difference to your school life? Yes

No

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2. If you stayed in hospital did you have a special hospital school teacher? Yes

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I did not stay in hospital

If you’ve said yes, what was it like having lessons at the hospital?

3. Did a teacher give you lessons at home if you weren’t in hospital but weren’t well enough to go to school? Yes

No

I stayed at school the whole time

Please tell us about it…

4. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your lessons and school since you were told you had cancer?

Your answers to these questions are really important to us. We’ll use your comments to help us understand how cancer has affected your time at school. You’ll hear more about this work in a future issue of Shout Out! So watch this space. Registered charity number 1107328 and registered in Scotland (SC039857)

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Interview with…

Matt Cardle The X Factor winner Matt Cardle is busy recording a new album at the moment but took time out to answer questions from children at Sheffield Children’s Hospital about his music and having cancer as a child.

How did you feel when you won The X Factor? It was such an amazing feeling and I couldn’t quite believe it when I heard Dermot O’Leary call out my name on the night of the final! The X Factor was a really great experience and I still don’t think that winning it has sunk in… even now. Are you releasing any new singles soon? I’m in the studio right now working on my second album and I am hoping to release it by the end of this year. It’s going really well and I hope you all like it! Will you ever be doing any albums with other singers? I would love to team up with other singers but it has to be right - I really enjoyed performing with Rhianna on The X Factor final. My dream would be to work with Chris Martin from Coldplay. I think he’s an absolute genius and I would love to work with him.

How has having childhood cancer affected your adult life? It has certainly made me more appreciative of what I have and I really do value each and every day. I was only 18 months when my parents discovered that I had a rare form of cancer called Wilms’ tumour. I had a rash on my foot and my mum took me to hospital. They did some tests and they found I had a tumour on my kidney. I had to have chemotherapy but thankfully I made a full recovery. I was very young when I had cancer so I don’t remember much. It was my mum who had to deal with it all and I am very thankful to her and all my family for being so strong. Do you like Converse (trainers)? I love Converse. I have a white pair and I wear them all the time!

Matt shaves man’s hair off live on air! Matt Cardle hit the news headlines earlier this year when he shaved a man’s hair off live on radio. Don’t worry though – Matt was doing it for charity and Kevin, the man whose head he shaved, was perfectly happy to let him do it. It was all part of the Cash for Kids radio appeal and CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz, a fundraising campaign to get people to shave their heads or do something creative to their hair to raise money for the charity.

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Sports

p u d n rou I enjoy… kickboxing

Toby, 10, from Huddersfield “I’ve stopped doing kickboxing at the moment, but I used to go twice a week. I’ve got a green belt and my brother has got a black belt. They are very strict and they make sure you are good at school. If you’re a big bully or something they don’t want to know you. They make you run a mile before each class. I enjoy it a lot even though sometimes I’m sweating and half passed out in the corner!”

Olympic spirit

Bea, 14, from Okehampton Back in May 2012, Bea became one of the first people to carry the Olympic torch. Crowds cheered as Bea carried the torch through the Devon town of Knowle. Bea was nominated as a torchbearer by her proud mum, who said: “In January 2009 Bea was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She underwent two and a half years of chemotherapy treatment, before taking her last medicines on Easter Sunday this year. She is now in remission. She has worked hard throughout her illness promoting CLIC Sargent, raising just under £37,000 for them.” Well done, Bea!

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Torch song

Humaira, 9, from Birmingham

I am a member of my school choir and we are practising a special song called “Hurray for the Olympians�. We are going to get up at 6am and sing it when the Olympic torch comes down Stafford Road on the way to Birmingham.

Sports diary

The Olympics may be the biggest sporting fixture in your diary this year, but there is lots more top sporting action to get excited about.

July Golf: British Open, 19-22 July Darts: World Matchplay, 21-29 July Olympic Games: 27 July-12 August

August Motorcycling: World Superbike Championship, 5 August Football: Football League season starts, 18 August Rugby League: Challenge Cup final, 25 August

September Formula One: Belgian Grand Prix, 2 September Cycling: UCI World Championships, 6-9 September

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Corner Pet’s

Lucy from Grimsby

I have six goldfish, one cat and som e ladybirds. The ladybirds live in the garage because my mu m and dad say they can’t come in the house. My fish is very fat and he eats all the weed. He’s called George and my sister’s is cal led Milly. Sometimes they make bubbling noises and keep me awake so I lift the lid and say ‘Be quiet!’. My cat is called Ray. Wh en a dog comes up to him he stays still but when cats come near him he hisses and spits at them. I don’t know what’s wrong with him. He sits on the settee with me but sometimes my little sister scares him off because she wants to sit with him. Then I have to follow him.

Toby, 10, from Huddersfield Purdey is a yellow Labrador but we call her a Scooby Doo dog because she looks like a cartoon dog when she’s trying to run on our wooden floor. She opens doors by putting her paws on the handle and she can let herself into the house from the garden. She’s a rotten food thief and the thing she loves most is butter. She picks the mail up from the hallway and woofs at the postman. She’s a very soft dog. She’ll jump up at you but she’ll never bite.

Lex, 7, from Epworth I have four pets, a dog called Tilly and three fish called Billy, Silky and Tiny. Billy is a catfish and he is very lazy. Once Silky was chasing Tiny but Tiny was so small Silky couldn’t catch up with him. The funniest thing my dog Tilly did was when she buried a sausage in the garden. We’re not sure if the sausage is still there but I’m sure she will find it again soon.

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Humaira, 9, from Birmingham

We used to have two rabbits. The y were a boy and a girl called Prince and Snowy and they were both white. Snowy was fat and chubby and Prince was skinny. They lived in a shed and they liked to eat carrots and cauliflower. I used to like watching them play. It made me feel happy and kept my mind off my treatment.

Elliesha, 11, from Chesterfield

and I adore My dad has a dog called Chewy as I am a keen him. I love taking photos of him e eyes. photographer. Chewy has very cut

Your

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Send us your favourite pet photos and stories in the Freepost envelope provided or by emailing us at shoutout@clicsargent.org.uk. Don’t forget to include your name, age and hometown.

Remember to wash your hands properly after handling your pet!

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stories

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Strictly Leah

Leah, from Doncaster I used to dance a lot until I got diagnosed. There was a girl who lived over the road from me and her mum and aunty had danced abroad. They decided to set up a school and I started going when I was about three or four. I did tap, modern, ballet and disco. I won a trophy and loads of medals. They used to call me Zebedee [from the Magic Roundabout] because I could always bounce really high!

Have you got a story about your favourite hobby you would like to share with us? Just email us at shoutout@clicsargent.org.uk or send them in the Freepost envelope provided. Don’t forget to include your name, age and hometown!

Wrath of the Amulet

Joseph, 13, from Derby has written a fantasy book about four kings who, many years ago, took an oath to live in peace. Each has an amulet around their neck that symbolises this oath. But King Sebastian has decided that now is the time to break the oath and declare war. Here is a short extract from his book:

rum st n a,to ’shi tofu It Elliesh 11, from Say Chesterfield. She loves playing the ukulele and is in a band called the . Ukeladies with three of her friends

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The alarm bell rang loudly and dwarves in all the watchtowers shouted, “Goblins and trolls to the east.” King Togaan was quick to give orders. “Load the catapults, archers to the high ground and foot soldiers guard that line!” Goblins sent wave after wave of horrible green faces charging at the cavern. The sound of angry goblins growling drowned out every other sound, deafening King Togaan a little. “Release the arrows!” he bellowed and above him came wave after wave of sharp, deadly arrows like a flock of birds.


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jokes Q: What’s brown and sticky?

Q: How does a snail clean its shell? A: Snail polish Leah, 14

A: A stick

Joseph, 13

Q: What did the ocean say to the sand? A: Nothing – it just waved. Cate, 11

Q: What illness do you get at Christmas?

Q: What happens when a baby eats rice crispies? A: It goes snap, crackle, poop!

A: Tinsellitis

Rose, 11

Lex, 7

Q: What do you get if a big hairy monster steps on Batman and Robin?

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A: Flatman and ribbon Humaira, 9

Answers to the question from p3: HAZARDOUS, HORRENDOUS, STUPENDOUS, TREMENDOUS

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Find out more... CLIC Sargent – www.clicsargent.org.uk Your CLIC Sargent care worker will be able to help with questions or concerns and can give you information about childhood cancer. This could be for you, your family, friends or teachers. You can also call CLIC Sargent on 0300 330 0803 or email info@clicsargent.org.uk

CLIC Sargent also has available a number of storybooks written especially for children to help them understand what cancer is and the treatment it involves. The storybooks include:

Mary has a brain tumour Joe has leukaemia Lucy has a tumour Tom has lymphoma Chemotherapy, cakes and cancer

You can read the storybook on your own, or with the help of your parents, older siblings, grandparents and anybody else who looks after you. You can get a copy from your CLIC Sargent care worker, or ask an adult to download a copy from our website www.clicsargent.org.uk

ChildLine – www.childline.org.uk You can call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 or 0800 40 02 22, text or contact them online at www.childline.org.uk if you would like to chat to somebody privately about anything that may be worrying you.

Bullying UK – www.bullying.co.uk Bullying UK can be contacted by anybody needing information or advice about bullying in school. Call Parentline free on 0808 800 2222 or email help@bullying.co.uk

Make sure you ask an adult before using the telephone or computer!

Shout Out! is CLIC Sargent’s magazine for 7 to 13-year-olds. If you have any questions about the magazine check with your parent or carer if they are happy for you to call us on 0300 330 0803 and then ask to speak to the Information Manager. Please note that everyone’s experience will be different and may not follow the order outlined in this publication, and that services will differ across the UK. CLIC Sargent cannot accept any responsibility for information and services provided by third parties, including those referred to or signposted to in this publication. While we take every care to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date at time of printing, CLIC Sargent cannot accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from any inaccuracy or omission in this publication. Information should not be relied on in place of appropriate professional or other advice specific to your circumstances.

REF: SO01_12172 Issue: 1, July 2012 Next issue: October 2012

www.clicsargent.org.uk Registered charity number 1107328 and registered in Scotland (SC039857)

Shout Out! - Summer 2012 - Issue 1  

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