Clarendon staff to have heads shaved for charity

June 21st 2023

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This Friday Rob Price, Director of Secondary Education, and Dave Cade, Deputy Headteacher at Clarendon Academy, will be having their heads shaved by Year 11 pupil Jack to raise money to support disadvantaged pupils across Acorn Education Trust.

Jack Steel, Year 11 pupil, was challenged to raised £300 to sponsor school staff that are taking part in the second Tour D’Acorn, a cycle ride in which staff cycle 126km between the Trust’s 17 settings. The money raised will be used to support pupils and their families facing hardship in purchasing school uniform and supplies and support for extra-curricular activities.

Since being challenged in early June, Jack has taken part in several group fundraising events with his football team and has been supported in his efforts by friends and family.

Cutting Mr Price and Mr Cade’s hair will be Jack’s first solo fundraising event, which he decided to do as he wanted to support other children. He shared: “it helps to give children a chance to have the supplies that offer them a better education and more opportunities. Everyone deserves the same opportunities in life.”

Mr Price and Mr Cade, who both took part in the Tour D’Acorn last year, will be having their heads shaved during the lunchtime break. Both are looking forward to the event, with Mr Cade, adding: “this is another brilliant example of the school coming together to support the wider community.  Jack has done so incredibly well to raise this money, and we are really proud of his achievements and his creativity for coming up with the amazing idea of shaving our heads!”

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