Girton Students Brave the Shave


On Friday 15th March, a group of students from Girton Grammar Junior School shaved their heads to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia Foundation, and other students played their part with crazy hairstyles.

Head of Girton Grammar Junior School, Mr Don Thompson, said that the school has a long history of raising money and awareness through the World’s Greatest Shave event.

“Both our Senior and Junior School students and staff have supported this event for thirteen years.

“The Junior School alone raised over $10,000 for the Leukemia Foundation last year, and the Senior School this year raised more than $25,000.

“It is quite moving to watch young children pledging their commitment to supporting Leukemia research in this very personal way.

“Their understanding of the problem being bigger than themselves is profound for such young people,” Mr Thompson said.

Jools for Jim hairdressing is donating time and providing hairdressers for this event.

Pictured: Junior School students during World’s Greatest Shave event.