Sport Relief at SJT

Students and staff at Sir John Talbot’s School embraced Sport Relief wholeheartedly this year, taking part in a range of activities from baking to busking, with a mile long run thrown in for good measure.

The day started off in fine sporting style as 9 members of staff from local Sainsbury’s stores joined 16 of the school’s students to run a mile around the school track, all in the name of charity. Sainsbury’s Regional Operations Manager, Jonathan Carr, was raising money by running a mile in 14 different towns out of the 19 in his region, enlisting help and support from the staff in each local superstore at each stop. For the Whitchurch leg of his whirlwind running tour, a group of Year 7 students from SJT turned out in force to lend their own support and even led the Sainsbury’s staff in a warm up prior to the challenge.

Shortly after the athletes had crossed the finish line, there was cake and coffee aplenty for members of staff to enjoy in the main hall, and whilst this exercise may have been a little more subdued, this student-run coffee morning was just as focussed on raising money for good causes. The students baked and served the cakes themselves, collecting donations from those indulging and racking up nearly £100 and in the process.

Olivia Glackin, Assistant Headteacher at the school, commented, “Today’s coffee morning was a true testimony to the kindness of SJT students and staff. Students baked the cakes themselves and one student’s Nan even delivered her cakes directly to school.  With nearly £100 raised for Sport Relief we have shown that we are outstanding at eating cakes.”


Posted by marchesadmin on 21st March 2016, under Uncategorized

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