Close shave for teacher

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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

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