Close shave for teacher
A BRAVE Southport teacher has undergone a truly hair raising experience - in order to provide vital life saving equipment at his school.
Churchtown Primary School Reception teacher Mr J Cocks agreed to have all the hair on his head shaved off by children in return for sponsorship from pupils, parents and colleagues.
Together they donated over £1,000 for the campaign.
And as a result a second defibr i l l a tor will soon be on site at the school, on St Cu t h b e r t ’s Road in Churchtown.
The school already had one defibri l l ator, but being such a large site staff felt a second machine was necessary.
Being January, the children were also asked to design a hat to keep Mr Cocks’ bald head warm!
He said: “It was a bit nerve wracking having my head shaved by children, but it was funny watching the reactions of the audience.”
He added: “I’m so impressed by the generosity of the families at our school. “Together they have raised over £1,000 - enough to buy a defibrillator and have training on how to use it.”
The school would like to thank all those who donated, and North West Ambulance Service for supporting the school through this process.
Mr J Cocks having his head shaved