Everyone loved Miss Mac and she is an inspiration to all of us at BCHS because of her courage, sense of fun, commitment and above all her kindness which is why our kindness day was a fitting tribute to her.
She would have loved the day and would have thrown herself into it hook, line and sinker and we are sure that she was smiling down on us as the day went brilliantly. She would have been proud of us all and had a really good laugh at our antics.
School was awash with Christmas colour with a whole array of festive jumpers and outfits, we had snowmen, elves, Santa and Mrs Christmas to name just a few. Every one of our students received a free Christmas Santa hat as they arrived in school to support those who struggled to provide their own festive wear.
Year 7 and 8 visited the BCHS Christmas markets which were held by our college students, again in honour of Miss Mac who started the tradition last year and also created some beautiful Kindness Hexagon artworks which will be used on our Christmas tree and around school.
Years 9, 10 and 11 and staff took part in a Santa Dash around site before warming up with yummy hot chocolate.
At lunch time, the fun continued with Santa relay racing and for a few unlucky members of staff including our headteacher Ms Mills there was a good soaking as they volunteered to be pelted with wet sponges all for the sake of Miss Mac and her charity.
The day managed to raise a whopping £1000 which alongside the £2000 raised by the Miss Mac Go Fund Me page will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support in honour of Miss Mac and to help others who are poorly.
Another high point of the day also for us was being joined by members of Terry Mac’s family, including her mum and sisters. It was with pride that we welcomed them to see just how dear Terry was to our whole school community.
The day ended with an emotional assembly which celebrated Kindness and our love for the wonderful Miss Mac who will stay in Birchwood hearts forever.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the planning of the day but also thank you to our students for being brilliant and throwing themselves into all the activities and to our parents and carers who have supported us with their generosity.
Christmas Kindness day for Miss Mac will certainly be a day to remember at BCHS just like the person who inspired it.