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Run for Stanborough 2017 – It didn’t quite happen as planned!

Mr T. Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher, writes:

Well, the weather finally beat us! After 14 years of praying and dodging the rain, the unpredictable (and often stormy) October weather finally got the better of us and forced us to cancel the annual Run for Stanborough event. I know the PE department are planning to run the House cross country at another time but I’m afraid it will not be possible to complete the sponsored walk at a later time due to the disruption already caused and also the loss of curricular time it will incur. We are however looking to organise new events later this year so students will have plenty of opportunities to get involved and raise money for Young Minds, our charity of the year.

The afternoon was not a total washout though! We still found a way for students to run their stalls and all students in the school had a chance to visit these during the afternoon. From target practice to sumo-wrestling, from a chocolate raffle to Starbucks coffee, the variety was fantastic as ever. The stalls themselves raised £528.41 and along with the non-uniform money of £868.56, we still raised £1396.97 on the day. As I write this, our Just Giving page is showing £680 raised in sponsorship money. I know we didn’t do the run/walk, but the stalls went ahead and Years 7-9 had the chance to see Mrs Venneear, Miss Hawker and Miss Bowen be gunged, so that alone should be enough incentive for students to bring in their sponsorship money. You can pay this directly into the Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stanborough-school1 or it can be brought into school and taken to the finance office (with the child’s name and tutor group on the envelope please).

As ever, I’ll keep you up to date with the amount raised. Thank you to everyone in advance for their fundraising efforts.