In memory of our friend and colleague, Claire Wallace, we have created a 15 strong team (#BeMoreClaire) to enter this years’ Bournemouth & East Dorset Relay for Life, which takes place 14-15 July. We will be walking/jogging/running the 400m track at Chapel Gate in this summer’s 24 hour event. We committed ourselves to reaching a team target of £2000 and already that target needs to be increased! With World Cancer Day on 4 February we’ve spent the week selling Unity Bands in school to raise money for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), with all donations able to go straight into our CRUK team fundraising pot. Thanks to a huge effort from staff, students and their parents throughout the week we raised an incredible £1430.


We would like to say a special thank you to the incredibly generous audience at our recent production of Les Miserables School Edition without who we would not have topped the £2000 mark – an outstanding community effort all round.


Our team total now stands at £2045. With more than four months to go before the big event, we will set a new target as we have plenty more scope for fundraising.