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Kings College Students Raise Cash for Children’s Hospice

Published on: 22 Dec, 2020
Updated on: 23 Dec, 2020

Students from Kings College in Park Barn have raised £5,800 in a sponsored 5k run.

They voted for the money to be split between Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and sustainability projects in the school including branded water bottles for all students.

The pictures show Kings College students in the Kings Lockdown to 5k sponsored run raising £5,800 for charity.

The run, named Kings Lockdown To 5K, was to help the students who had not had a chance to work on their fitness since lockdown began in March and to raise money for charity.

The pupils trained for half a term, boosting their fitness levels, and then ran the full 5k just before the Christmas break.

In a competitive event, the school says the runners clearly enjoyed themselves and many of the students achieved personal best times.

The fastest times recorded in each year group were: Kacper Wrobel (Year 11) who completed it in 23 minutes, 10 seconds; Matt Chalcraft (Year 10) who managed 23 minutes, 43 seconds; Joey Taylor (Year 9) who took 26 minutes, 7 seconds; Teddy McGovern-Kemp (Year 8) who took 26 minutes, 10 seconds; and Isla Livingston (Year 7) who achieved a time of 26 minutes, 17 seconds.

The principal of Kings College, Alastair McKenzie, said: “We are extremely proud of our students for their fantastic efforts to raise money for two worthwhile causes.

“We have placed particular emphasis on the physical and mental fitness of our students this term due to the pandemic, and it’s great to see all of their hard work pay off.”

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