July 1, 2021

Run in the Sun: The Results

This Summer, our sporting Sixth Formers have led the way for the School community to get active and Run in the Sun. The CTEC Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity, requires students to plan and deliver their own sessions, undertake the responsibilities of a coach and reflect on their practice.

Despite the reality of social distancing, which could have proved an obstacle to the group, Ellie, Ben and Tabby went the extra mile to hold a term-long, school-wide event.

Throughout April to June, six teams; Fryer, Reckitt, School, Field, Staff, and the combined Parents and Old Leightonians, completed to clock up the most collective kilometres. To inspire a range of exercise, cycling, rowing or swimming were also encouraged in addition to running and walking.

In Final Collect, the highly-anticipated results of the contest were announced by Director of Sport, PE and Wellness, Jez Belas, “Staff absolutely smashed it, clocking up 5486km. We didn’t quite get to Tokyo but I reckon we got to somewhere around Bangladesh which is a good effort staff so well done!”

Head of Computer Science, Chris Price, was also delighted to be crowned ‘The Quaker GOAT’ or greatest of all time, for achieving the record number of kilometres across the term. Taking home the victory for the Senior Houses was Reckitt, who rowed their way to success with a renewed lease of life during their Junior and Senior Sports Days.

What’s more, the School together raised £650 for Young Minds, a mental health charity strongly backed by the community.

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