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Race for Life

 While most of the country was sweltering in hot workplaces or lying in the garden soaking up the sun, Academy students in their droves were running around a baking hot playing field. Fast becoming an annual highlight of the term, most of the students take part in the ‘Race for Life’ to raise money for Cancer Research. 

Students and staff had the option whether to run or walk 1, 2 or 4 miles. Most students bravely opted for the 2 or 4 mile treck.

It was great to see both students and staff taking part in this event and the total so far – and we’re still counting! – is an amazing £2526. A fantastic ‘well done’ to everyone who took part!

The ARC was also involved in a seperate event

Connie Wells, one of our year 10 ARC students, wrote about her fantastic achievement: ‘On Saturday 7th July, myself and Mrs Kedge took part in the Race For Life in Mote Park. It was a really hot day. We completed the course in 56 minutes. We had lots of support from my family especially at the finish line. Mrs Kedge said that she was very proud of me and I said that I was very proud of Mrs Kedge! After the race we had a picnic.

We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us. We raised over £400!‘