Barking teacher shaves head for a good cause

Iqra Jannat, nine, Jaiyeola Kayode, 11, Josh Bucklond, seven, Oyin Oginni, nine, Taja Mickevciute, n

Iqra Jannat, nine, Jaiyeola Kayode, 11, Josh Bucklond, seven, Oyin Oginni, nine, Taja Mickevciute, nine and Michael Amadiegwu, nine - Credit: Archant

Charitable children donned pyjamas and messy hair to support not one but two causes on Friday.

Iqra Jannat, nine, Jaiyeola Kayode, 11, Josh Bucklond, seven, Oyin Oginni, nine, Taja Mickevciute, n

Iqra Jannat, nine, Jaiyeola Kayode, 11, Josh Bucklond, seven, Oyin Oginni, nine, Taja Mickevciute, nine and Michael Amadiegwu, nine - Credit: Archant

Staff at Thames View Junior School in Barking couldn’t choose between raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital so decided to help both.

Year five teacher William Ashton agreed to have his head shaved during assembly by the class which had raised the most money.

And Sukh Toot, who teaches the winning year six class Silver Birch, said she would match the amount they had raised.

Sara Ryder, headteacher of the Bastable Avenue school, said: “He [William] has a few cuts to his head as the children were very enthusiastic.”


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About £525 was raised in total which will be split equally between the two charities.

The school assembly also included the final of the dancing championship competition.

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