On the morning of Wednesday 24th October we had an official steel beam signing, as is tradition, for groups of pupils from each year group along with Academy Leaders. All were asked to sign a piece of the steelwork and watch it being craned into place on the new structure.
In addition, Adam Newstead from KLFM’s breakfast show visited the Academy to also sign the beam (he is a former pupil). What Adam didn’t know was our plan to test his head for heights by lifting him 20ft up on a cherry picker to where the steel beam had earlier been craned to!
Whilst he was up there and had an audience of students on lunch break, we thought we should raise him a little higher and leave him up there for a bit - much to the delight of the assembled crowd!
Adam took it all in good part considering he was 45ft above the ground for half an hour and posted a fantastic video of the prank on his KLFM blog: www.klfm967.co.uk/blogs/adam-newstead/school