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New Spen Valley Academy is opened by courageous doctor
8:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A courageous doctor officially opened a new school in the Spen Valley.
Dr Kate Granger was guest of honour at the opening of the BBG Academy in Birkenshaw, a school established by a group of parents on the site of the former Birkenshaw Middle School.
Dr Granger, of Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, has a rare form of cancer and has received a number of awards after writing about the experience of being both doctor and patient.
She is receiving treatment at the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’ Hospital, which will be the BBG Academy’s chosen charity this year.