Mark Nurthen, 38, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in 2011. The next 12 months saw Mark have one of his lungs removed and undergo a gruelling amount of chemotherapy. But by the end of that year, Mark was given the all clear and looked forward to a bright future. One year on, the cancer sadly returned and Mark and his family found themselves back at square one.
Upon hearing Mark’s story Sixth Form students were extremely moved and felt compelled to do something to help, organising multiple bake sales and a ‘Wear White Day’ which in total raised £150.23.
For further information please see the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/u4f6bw9g
Very sadly and tragically one of our students in Year 12 suddenly lost her 3 year old sister to septicemia earlier this year. Determined to give something back to the hospital who cared for her sister and with the help of her fellow sixth formers, students have managed to raise £1000 in just 7 days for the William Harvey Hospital children’s ward in Ashford, Kent
A JustGiving page has been setup for anyone who wishes to donate: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/issy-millbank?utm_id=60
Sixth Form students in Year 12 and 13 are continuing to do a brilliant job on their weekly work experience placements at Cullingworth Primary School.
Lauren Bates and Emily Nalton work with reception classes, Abbie Butterfield and Adam Vaux work with Year 1, whilst Olivia Beith and Arran Greenwood run lunch time guitar lessons for students in Years 5 & 6.
Feedback from both staff and students at the school has been extremely positive with regards to the work and commitment made by our students.
The annual Easter luncheon for elderly residents in the village took place last week at St John’s Church, where attendees were treated to a buffet lunch prepared by Sixth Form students.
Special thanks to Abbie Butterfield and Natalie Bennett for helping with the shopping and preparing for this event and to Cameron Allatt, Stephen Hall and Michael Saunders who volunteer every week at the Over 60’s club.
Spring Has Sprung
It has been 2 years now since students at Cullingworth Primary and Parkside School joined forces to create the Cullingworth Youth Council. Our first project was to build and distribute planter boxes around the village to add a bit of colour and greenery on the streets.
We have recently spent some time replanting in each of the boxes and are starting to see the flowers come into bloom.