School’s fitting tribute to Tracy
Wednesday 24th June 2015 @ 16:54 by Max Wieland
Ashton Community News

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After the tragic loss of one of their own last year, Ashton’s New Charter Academy have been working hard to build something to ensure her legacy lives on.

Tracy Williamson co-ordinated the enrichment programme at the school before she sadly passed away unexpectedly in April last year.

Tracy, who was loved by staff and pupils, was responsible for creating a diverse enrichment programme that was described as one of the best in the country.

Over the past several years the academy has been raising money for Senteza Primary School in Uganda.

The school was set up by Margaret Roberts in memory of her son James who sadly died from Malaria aged only three-years-old.

Bringing the two together the school felt it would be a fitting tribute to create a nursery building at the school in Uganda in Tracy’s memory and over the last year have raised a massive £5,000 to make that hope a reality.

The Academy is holding a Senteza Primary School Gala in memory of Tracy tonight when the cheque will be presented to Margaret.

Community and Regeneration Director Arati Patel-Mistry said: “Tracy was one of our most valued colleagues and was a huge advocate of giving students the opportunity to be as good as they can be.

“For this reason it was decided that a fitting tribute would be to create a nursery at the primary school in her memory.”