Across the United Kingdom children and adults have donned their sports kit and are participating in sporting activities in aid of Sport Relief.
There’s plenty of coverage by the BBC and well known comedians, DJs, business people and sports stars have been pushing their personal boundaries by running, cycling, hiking across the country. Every two years we collectively push our limits, or just do a bit of running in aid of charity.
Across Lincoln Castle Academy staff and students have come into school on an almost-warm Friday showing off the latest sports fashion, race t-shirts, football and rugby club tops, and of course for some, seeing who has the knobbliest knees! Year 7 and Year 8 students will be participating in our own “mile” challenge – to run, walk, skip, hop or otherwise traverse our cycle track as many times possible in one lesson. Most will complete the one mile route, and a few will perhaps manage 4 miles. We hope to raise in excess of £500 as our small but heart-felt contribution to the millions raised nationwide.
We also have a Staff vs Sixth Form rowing competition, proving once and for all that the staff can row further than the students! The students may argue they are concentrating on their studies but as they’re 2-1 up from recent events, there’s a score to settle!
But why do we do this? Obesity has been identified as a major factor hindering the fight against cancer, yet many adults and children seem unaware of what and how much they’re eating. Few are doing enough exercise each week, and that in turn affects how well we work and how well we operate on a daily basis.
We want our community to thrive and so today we’ll run, row, skip and cycle. But hopefully, we’ll do some more at the weekend, and keep at it next week!