October 2017

1st October 2017

Meadowgate Academy held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan on Friday 29th September.  It was organised by the Year 13s in Sixth Form who promoted the event through a leaflet drop to local residents and colourful posters around the school.  The coffee morning was very well supported, from the wonderful donations of cakes from parents, staff and the local community to the arrival of the local Macmillan team and Wisbech Mayor.  A lovely time was had by all and the students raised £311 for the charity which will be used locally.

Sasha Blackford, aged 19 and a student at Meadowgate Academy made the brave step of donating her flowing locks to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children dealing with cancer.  Sasha was inspired to help others when her Dad did a parachute jump for charity and she was particularly moved by the thought that she could make a “little girl happy” by giving her hair to the charity.  Staff member Tara Smith had nerves of steel in order to chop Sasha’s 15 inches of hair in front of the Sixth Form on Friday 6th October.  Before the event, Sasha confessed that she was feeling nervous but excited because she had been growing her hair for nearly 3 years just for this moment.  Sasha’s Dad watched as his daughter had the chop and her friends were very supportive.  Sasha is now sporting a sophisticated “bob” hairstyle and is thrilled with the result.

Emma Bird