Thought For The Day – Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Things will look a little different with the uniform of sixth form students today.
This is because today is Sixth Form Charity Day.
The girls and young women will be respectfully dressed as soldiers. The boys and young men will be respectfully dressed as pink fairies.
The reason for this goes back a number of years. Two brilliant students, Caroline Johnstone and Alex Cheer, both passed away whilst they were in the sixth form of TBSHS. Caroline passed away in June 2008. Alex passed away in November 2009.
Ever since, generations of sixth form students have paid tribute each year. It is a highlight of their time in the sixth form. These students have shown remembrance, positivity, support, respect and community. This continues today.
Caroline’s favourite colour was pink and Caroline was known as “Fairy Caz”. Alex was an army cadet. Both Caroline and Alex were superb, positive, kind, thoughtful, respectful and inspirational students and people.
The sixth form students who set up this day many years ago, and since, decided to swap what each sex and gender wore. This has made it a very happy day, in very respectful tribute to Caroline and Alex. The day also has the very important aspect of challenging sex and gender stereotypes. Money is raised for charity as part of the day.
Further, and very importantly also, today, and every day, we also remember all students who have passed away in their time at TBSHS, or since leaving the school. We also remember their families. These students, and their families, are at the very heart and soul of “The Black and Gold Spirit” and always will be.
In our lives, those we love are always with us and always inspire us as we live our lives in positive and respectful tribute and gratitude to them.
We look forward to a colourful, community day with positivity, happiness, respect and remembrance.