This Article was written by Stella Klockner Fonyat, Year 7
Hello! I would like to inform you that May is COELIAC AWARENESS MONTH!
What is Coeliac Disease you may ask?
Well it literally means no gluten and NO, it does not mean gluten intolerance, Coeliac is worse due to the fact it can lead to other diseases. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, malt and rye. Only around 1% of the world have coeliac disease and this is why many have not heard of this illness.
People with Coeliac Disease
Even though it is rare, you can find a few celebrities with this disease: Emmy Rossum who you may know from Shameless or Novak Djokovic, the tennis player. Other people in this school have also been diagnosed - Amanda Annwall in Year 9 and Lucia Manrique who you may know as Mrs. Manrique’s daughter.
How do you show you know?
To celebrate, wearing some green is all we need! Whether it’s a bow tie or not, you help to spread awareness to us coeliacs. This awareness only started around 2010 but that doesn’t mean we shouldn't spread this! So at the beginning of May or just during it, wear some green! On 16th of May it is Coeliac Awareness day.
Please don’t forget to spread this news!