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School will be closed on Monday 17th June due to a Staff Inset Day. School will reopen on Tuesday 18th June at 8.20am.

Last term Pleckgate High School’s husband and wife team ‘Braved the Shave’ for a local charity.

Engineering and Technology teacher Mrs Turnbull and her technician husband, Mr Turnbull, are already walking all the Wainwrights – 214 fells in the Lake District – for Stand Up to Cancer as both lost their mum’s to the disease. They aim to do them all in 2018.

However, aside from this, generous Mrs Turnbull, alongside her husband, both ‘Braved the Shave’ in Pleckgate break time on the last day of term and had their hair shaved off.

Mrs Turnbull said: “This is separate to our Wainwrights challenge and is being done for Oliver’s Neuroblastoma Appeal – raising money for a three-year-old boy from Blackburn whose parents aim to raise £200,000 for Immunology. His sister has also been diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

“We wanted to do something for them as a local charity and thought this was a good idea.

“I was nervous but my hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children with cancer and also, my hair will grow back, I hope!

“It is strange after having long hair, it feels a lot lighter, but it was worth it as we raised around £800.”

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