SCHOOL COLUMN: James Calvert Spence College

Milly Davis, Megan Harnet, Chris Peacock (children's cancer run chairman), Beth Grey and Daniel Townsley.
Milly Davis, Megan Harnet, Chris Peacock (children's cancer run chairman), Beth Grey and Daniel Townsley.
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STUDENTS RALLY TO RAISE CHARITY CASH

The North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) charity raises funds to support research into children’s cancer, primarily at the Sir James Spence Institute at the RVI.

Sir James Spence was a pioneer in children’s medicine and we are just beginning to unravel the contributions made by this remarkable man and fully appreciate the impact he made in the field of medicine.

The Sir James Spence link with the school is the driving force behind our charity focus this year, in which we intend to raise £5,000 for the NECCR.

On Saturday, September 21, 41 students from JCSC took part in a six-mile NECCR children’s cancer walk at Blagdon Hall, supported by members of staff.

The sun was out and our students were a shining example of how enthusiastic and supportive young people can be. They really were exceptional. They all finished with a smile on their faces and feeling of a job well done.

Blagdon Hall also hosted an exhibition of art and design pieces produced by the sixth-form students at JCSC. Visitors and other walkers were amazed by the standard.

The organisers of the NECCR were thrilled with the students’ contribution, both for their physical exertions and their artistic talents.

On Friday, September 27, four JCSC students were invited to attend the NECCR children’s cancer run presentation evening at the Sir James Spence Institute at the RVI. Students from both JCSC school sites raised more than £2,400 at the event in May held at Gosforth Park.

Pictured above, the students were presented with a trophy and certificate to take back to school and their fellow runners, from the run chairman, Chris Peacock, and the run sponsor, Roger Whiteside, Greggs Plc.

On Saturday, April 26, we are planning our own children’s cancer run and toddle in the school grounds, with all funds raised going towards the NECCR charity.

Mrs Bailey