Mrs Bowyer completes an amazing fundraising wing walk!

Facing her fear of heights in a most spectacular way, Mrs Lesley Bowyer, Headteacher of our Primary Phase, took to the skies to complete a daring wing walk for local charity, Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

The adrenaline filled challenge saw Mrs Bowyer strapped atop a biplane travelling at 135mph, a thrilling and unforgettable experience which has so far raised over £600.

Mrs Bowyer said: What an amazing experience! The team at Aerobatic Tactics at Wickenby Aerodrome were brilliant, from the friendly welcome and the relaxed safety briefing to the expert piloting, including lots of steep climbs, dives and banked turns. It's an experience I will never forget and now just need to raise the last bit of money to hit my target for the hospice; thank you to everyone who has donated so far. The hospice is a tremendously positive place and the people who work there, either as volunteers or paid staff, do such amazing work to support ill children and their families at what must be the very worst of times."

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. They support children and families in many different ways to make their lives just a little bit easier. From offering respite to hydrotherapy, music therapy, neonatal care, counselling or bereavement support; their care team supports the whole family both at their purpose built hospice in Huddersfield as well in families own homes. They need to raise £3.8million each year with just 6% of this coming from government sources.

If you would like to support Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, you can donate via Mrs Bowyer's fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lesley-Bowyer1

Pupils and staff at the academy supported the charity by clocking up the miles for the 'Around the World' challenge during Children's Hospice Week. In conjunction with Pennine Sports Partnership, Forget Me Not Children's Hospice challenged pupils across West Yorkshire to travel at least one mile and collectively travel the 24,900 miles that make up the circumference of the earth. The week saw some beautiful weather, which meant that pupils and staff enjoyed running or walking their mile around the academy grounds.