Remembering Miss Gamage

September 2016

On Sunday 25th September, Mr Lewis, Mrs Shivley and Miss Knapper's fiancé, Mr. Phillips, are representing St Philip's in a SKYDIVE (Yes, a skydive). This is a fundraiser for Miss Gamage's Just Giving page and money raised goes to Beating Bowel cancer. We miss Hannah and enjoy remembering her fun spirit in a variety of ways.  When her mum asked us to do this, we knew it would make Hannah smile. Please use the following link if you are able to make a donation:

Thank you all for your support. We will let you know how we get on.


September 2015

Mrs Brizzolara and Mrs Kinsley completed the Great North Run in support of Miss Gamage's charity, Bowel Cancer UK. You can make a donation here.

June 2015

The KS1 playground which Miss Gamage helped to design is finally finished. We received a grant from the Lottery Fund to help us to build it. Here are some photos.


May 2015

Some of the staff ran the Race for Life to raise money for Bowel Cancer Awareness. There are some photos here.


March 2015

Miss Gamage was a wonderful teacher at our school who went to Heaven on 10th March, 2014. One year on, we remembered her by having a special assembly in the morning and a Dough Disco in the afternoon. We all wore rainbow coloured clothes, because Miss Gamage loved rainbows! 

KS1 went out to the daffodil bulbs and Mrs Armson read us a story.

Rainbow Day 2019

29th April, 2015

At 9.30am today, four volunteers from the Young Employment Skills Service presented St Philip Neri with St Bede Catholic Voluntary Academy with a memory bench and a tree sculpture dedicated to the memory of Miss Gamage.  Her picture has been in the national press and there have been a number of news items on Central TV and radio stations as her parents are trying to raise awareness around the issue of bowel cancer in young people.  The bench and sculpture have been made by the Young Employment Skills Service who have been doing some charity work for the Cavewood Gateway Project which was funded by the National Lottery, and the materials have been supplied and fitted by Rainworth Fencing. Miss Gamage was a well-loved teacher and the children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the bench and sculpture being put into place. Both are a fitting tribute to a wonderful teacher and individual.

Year 2 enjoy the bench and tree