On Sunday 26 April, the London Marathon was due to take place (now postponed until October). With many charities finding this a tough time to raise money, and the London Marathon being such an important day for fundraising, the idea of the two point six challenge was born.
In light of this, the PE Department felt that this was a perfect opportunity for pupils and staff alike to get involved. Miss Stephens promoted the challenge through her Mission Coordinator role and the PE Department set the week-long sporting task of taking part in the challenge. We also took part, making sure we came up with some crazy ideas and ensuring we used many different types of, let's say, 'equipment' to make the challenge that little bit harder.
As the week went on, the PE department gained access to some great videos of students taking part int he challenge in different ways, well done to the following pupils: Artemis her art challenge, Eliza for her tennis challenge, Marie for her cartwheeled challenge (completing 2.6km of cartwheels in her back garden - 325 laps). Camille for completing 26 pages of her sketchbook and, finally, Molly who completed 26 challenges including burpees and jump squats, repeating them 26 times followed by a 2.6 mile run!
Just these pupils alone raised a total of £3,859 for a range of different charities including Street Child, Jewish Care, NHS, Dogs Trust and Marie Curie. I am sure more of you have also raised money so well done if you have.
To finish off the week, and in order to better promote health and exercise within the school and further connect and celebrate with the school community, the PE Department have this week launched an Instagram account, CLSGsport. Those of you that are 13+ and have access to an instagram account, please do follow us. We will be posting successes such as the 2.6 challenge as well as anything we can find and do to help you keep active in these unprecedented times.
Keep safe, stay fit and be happy.
The PE Department