Following the critical incident on Friday 29 September which resulted in Jessica Baker tragically passing away, the school have worked closely with her family and friends to identify a project that we collectively believe to be the most fitting way to honour her memory.
Unequivocally kind and empathetic, Jessica was a dedicated friend who was a well-liked and respected member of our school community. She was an unassuming, polite and conscientious student who exemplified the values of our school. Jessica was also a keen sportswoman, representing her House and the school in numerous competitions, and demonstrating an unwavering love of - and commitment to - rock climbing, where she had previously represented Wales in national competitions.
Recognising her insatiable appetite for climbing and her desire to enthuse others in this area, WKGS aim to convert part of their existing quad into a vibrant climbing wall area in the hope of bringing joy to many for years to come.
The project will include the installation of a 20ft climbing wall, the replacement of the existing paving with a rubberised surface, extending the gating and fencing around the area and the design and mounting of a memorial plaque.
Donations are now closed as we have reached our target and updates on the projects progress will be able to be found using the link below:
Donations made to West Kirby Grammar School Fund (Registered Charity No. 514834) have been ring-fenced for this project in memory of Jessica.