Gad’s GCSE student Amy Harwood, 15 from Upper Stoke has appeared on a Channel 4 documentary talking about her ambition to become a model, despite losing her hair.

Prefect Amy has been at the school since year seven and featured on the fly-on-the-wall programme ‘Tiny Tots Talent Agency’ last night.

She and mum Sarah were filmed at her first photo shoot and at home, waiting to hear back if she had been successful at a casting.

Despite suffering from alopecia, Amy is determined to pursue a career in modelling after completing her studies and was recently nominated for a Pride in Medway award for raising £10,000 to help try and find a cure for the hair loss condition.

Amy, along with family and classmates, has taken part in fun runs, themed charity evenings and other fund-raising activities – all while studying for her exams.

She said:  “Everybody at Gad’s has been so supportive during what has been a very difficult time.

“No one at school has ever made fun of me, or treated me any differently, no matter how I looked.

“Just coming to school and getting on with my life motivated me to help the alopecia charity AAR-UK Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK.”


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