An Isle of Wight student has been getting a grade of a different kind this morning (Monday).

Listen: Oliver Dyer pays a visit to the Island Innovation VI Form Campus. 

16-year-old Andi Chatzakis braved the shave in front of onlooking friends and family at the Island Innovation VI Form Campus in Newport.

The haircut was in aid of national charity the Little Princess Trust – an organisation which makes wigs for those with cancer.

Andi and her mum Tara

Speaking before, Andi – who lives in Cowes – said:

“My aunties both had breast cancer and they survived.

“But I’m doing this because I think we should all stand up to cancer together.”

Her mum, Tara, told Isle of Wight Radio she could not be prouder:

“I was very surprised when she first came home and said she was doing it. I’m glad that she’s taken a stand and doesn’t worry about getting bullied or anything like that. I’m very proud of her.”

So far Andi has raised around £800 for the Little Princess Trust and hopes to gather further funds in the near future.

But what does she make of her fresh trim?

“[My heads] lighter! And a bit colder because it’s bare now. I’m really proud of myself. I’m still a little bit shaky because there were more people than expected!

“The world is quite a lonely place when you have cancer and I feel if we all play a part towards it we can help make a chance even if it’s little.”

If you want to donate to Andi’s cause you can click here.

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