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Thorpe: Students release balloons in tribute to teacher
3:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
STUDENTS released hundreds of balloons into the air in memory of a teacher who died from cancer.
Long-serving Tendring Technology College teacher Kate Webb died from the disease in November.
Pupils at the school’s Thorpe campus wanted to do something in her memory, and organised a balloon release in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Head of year nine Nicola Isgrove said:“I was approached by a group of girls in year nine who wanted to do something special in Kate’s memory.
“The idea came from them and it was a lovely thing to do.
“It was very emotional for a lot of the youngsters and teachers.
“It seems that everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and it meant a lot to them.”
Each student dedicated their balloon to someone they know who has suffered from the disease.
Kate Webb’s husband John attended the event and released his balloon into the air with the children.
Mrs Isgrove added: “Kate taught at the school for more than 20 years and touched so many lives over that time.
“I’m so proud of all the youngsters in my year for putting this together."
The event raised nearly £200 for Cancer Research UK.