On Friday 25th September, Upper Batley High school held its biggest ever Macmillan Coffee Morning. Students, staff and parents had been baking for days and a fantastic morning was had by everyone. The school raised a whopping £850 and Assistant Headteacher Matt Brayford ‘braved the shave’ and shaved of all of his hair for the event. He was sponsored and supported by ‘Floyds’ barbers in Scissett.
Head Teacher Sam Vickers said “Upper Batley High School is a school at the heart of our community. Charity work is a fundamental part of our work and our boys are truly dedicated to supporting others less fortunate than themselves. Cancer is an illness which has affected many members of our learning community and we all need to do whatever we can to support the amazing work of the Macmillan nurses and the medical research and development work in this area”.
The success of Friday morning shows the high quality student leadership we have in school and our students were exemplary in their baking, tea and coffee making and they even ran tours of our school so parents and prospective parents could see our school, see outstanding lessons taking place and see our excellent facilities. We really are the school of choice for boys in Kirklees. Thank you to Mrs Goldthorpe, Miss Grogan, Mrs Gilroy and Mrs Gomersall who worked with the boys on this project. An amazing morning was had by all!