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This Bromley school is getting ready to 'wear it pink' to raise money for cancer research

PUBLISHED: 13:42 29 September 2017

La Fontaine Academy head Sebastien Chapleau

La Fontaine Academy head Sebastien Chapleau

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Wear it pink day is now in its 16th year

Students and teachers are getting ready to raise money money for breast cancer research, after losing a member of staff to the disease.

Headteacher at La Fontaine Academy, Sebastien Chapleau, is calling on neighbouring schools to wear pink clothes on October 20, to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.

The free school, which has a focus on teaching modern foreign languages, is supporting the charity, which hopes to fund research into the life-threatening disease.

Mr Chapleau said: “Wear it pink day is a lot of fun, but it also has a serious undertone. Cancer affects almost everyone in the school in some way, whether it be through family, friends, or teachers. As a team, we lost a colleague to cancer, so it’s a cause very close to home. So many people are touched by this disease, and that’s why it’s so important we all come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

“On wear it pink day it’s always great to see the children so engaged. They are encouraged be as colourful as they like, and to interact with the charity on social media, so they really feel involved and linked to the cause. I hope other local schools will join us and wear it pink.”

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