Girls’ School and Preschool Support Wig Wednesday!

June 23, 2016 at 8:38 AM

All shades of fluorescent hyper-colour; midnight black; platinum blonde; spiky; wavey; curly; bob cuts and Princess Leia buns – the range of hair styles being worn by the Girls’ School and Preschool students for Wig Wednesday left no stone unturned! The inaugural nationwide Wig Wednesday was an initiative of the Child Cancer Foundation to raise funds to help provide practical, financial and emotional support to Kiwi children with cancer and their families. The Girls’ School and Preschool were among hundreds of schools and businesses around the country donning wigs and donating money to support this worthy cause.

The wigs looked particularly out of place with the Girls’ School students formal uniforms as they arrived in the morning! The whole school, including the teachers, then paraded their funky hairdos along Remuera Rd on their way to the weekly chapel session. The strong winds proved to be good test of how firmly the wigs were attached! Reverend Reuben Hardie, looking resplendent in a spiky blue style ala Sonic the Hedgehog, tailored his sermon to the sea of multi-coloured heads in the congregation, retelling the Bible stories which refer to hair: Samson and Delilah, Esau and Jacob, and Mary Magdalene. He said that Wig Wednesday offered a prime opportunity to do a good deed for someone and not expect anything in return, in line with the Prayer of St Ignatius – ‘to give and not to count the cost.’ With the girls unrecognisable under their wigs, that someone may not know who is doing the good deed!

The Preschoolers and their teachers were also fully into the Wig Wednesday spirit. They sported their fancy hairpieces on a visit to the Girls’ School and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to dress up! Congratulations to the Girls’ School and Preschool communities for getting behind this cause and helping to raise money and awareness for the Child Cancer Foundation!


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