Sport Relief is a biennial charity event that raises money to help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives.
For the third Sport Relief running, students from the academy took to the streets of the local Newbold area to run the mile and raise money through sponsorships. The event which saw the whole of Year 7 and Year 8 take part, as well as Y9 students studying Sport as an option, was a huge success.
Mr Tice, Head of PE said “I cannot begin to tell you how immensely proud of our students we are. We had roughly 370 students taking on the run. Some ran the whole way, some had to combine jogging and walking, but all of them gave it their best go. They supported each other the whole way around and the sense of community and togetherness was brilliant to see.”
On the total raised, Mr Tice went on to say “Once again, our students have surpassed themselves. To raise £1000 would have been incredible, but to raise nearly £3700 is out of this world.”
In addition to the run, the academy’s student led Charity Committee and Sports Committee took it upon themselves to organise a bake sale, a football competition and sell Sport Relief wrist-bands in the week leading up to the ‘Mile’. The school was also awash with Sport Relief bunting and posters, raising awareness of the great cause.
The run also saw Chester the Field Mouse, Chesterfield F.C.s mascot and the local Police Community Support Officers come out to cheer on the students.
On the run, Assistant Principal Rachel Edwards said “it was incredible to see the determination of the students to get to the end, and still with big smiles on their faces. All for a fantastic course, we couldn’t be prouder.”