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Fundraising and a triumph on the stage

Another busy half term of fabulous opportunities.

I would just like to say how delighted I am to be back at Upton and writing this column once again, and to thank you for all of your messages of support that I have received over the past 12 months; I have been very touched.

The half term has once again been extremely busy and I would like to highlight a few of the many fabulous opportunities in which our students have been involved.  Firstly, the 6th Form Charity Week has yet again been a tremendous success and is already approaching £3,000 for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, a charity chosen by our students which I know is very close to many of our hearts. 

A huge thank you to Katie C. and the amazing 6th Form Leadership Team who have organised a wide range of imaginative fund-raising activities, from cake sales to quizzes, a staff versus student football match, karaoke and ‘sponge the teacher’. A special mention must go to Cody F. who has raised over £400 by having her head shaved and also donating her pony tail to the Little Princess Trust, for children who undergo chemotherapy. What a true act of charity.

We have also had the wonderful opportunity to watch our annual production, now in its 25th year. Sister Act has been a tremendous success and I would like to thank all of our staff and students for their dedication and commitment to the months of rehearsals - and to their long suffering parents/carers and families for their outstanding support.  Well done Miss Thompson and Mr Tierney for yet another triumph!

I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe half term holiday.