Sport Relief 2016 at WELLACRE
Posted at 3:30 pm on 18th March, 2016
WELLACRE celebrates Sport Relief 2016, raising £1475
Wellacre joined with many other schools around the country to celebrate and support Sport Relief Day 2016.
As a school, the students and staff came together in enthusiastic support of the event by attending in their sportswear and participating in the 'Wellacre Mile'. Our challenge was to raise money by asking every member of our school community to donate to run, walk or bike on the school field during the course of Sport Relief Day.
During the previous week our Learning Directors presented a range of assemblies to all year groups, furthering our students understanding by communicating the harsh realities faced by children throughout the world and the ways they will benefit from the funds generated by Sport Relief. Our PE Faculty also organised extra sporting activities for our students during break time and lunch time, helping to build awareness of this important charity event.
In the last two years, Sport Relief funds have helped enable:
- Over 189 000 children to attend school and receive an education.
- 16 500 people get the support they need to improve their mental health.
- 734 000 children to be given life-saving vaccines.
- 23 projects to support people living with dementia.
Special thanks to Connor Pollitt Year 8 Student for showing huge resilience whilst completing the 'Wellacre Mile' on his crutches, raising £20 kindly donated by Mr. Glover.
Special thanks also to Lewis Mulrooney Year 7 Student who raised £135, (pictured at top of article) with our Head Boy Cameron Lamont who kindly donated £5.
WELLARE Grand Total for Sport Relief 2016 - £1475
Wellacre would like to thank all of our Students and Staff for taking part in the 'Wellacre Mile'. Thanks to Mr Allan Glover Leader of PE and Sport for organising our event, and to our PE Faculty for all their hard work to help make Sport Relief 2016 such an enjoyable and successful day.