Friday saw most of the students on both campuses of Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College taking part in fundraising in the name of Sports Relief.
The events were organised by the CSLA (Community Sports Leaders Awards) students at the College, supervised by PE teachers Mrs Clorley on the Louth site and Miss Hackney at Mablethorpe.
At lunchtime on that day more than 200 students, along with willing members of staff, took to the college’s sports field for the one mile sponsored run.
Participants had the option of walking or running over the distance with many choosing to appear in fancy dress. Students wearing costumes such as Crayola crayons, Morphs, and animal-print Onesies could be seen jogging around the field. Mr Wright, Head of P. acted as pacemaker and started the event in grand style at Louth and staff and students combined for a 3-Legged Race at Mablethorpe.
The money that was raised will go to a community in Ghana, helping to improve education there and giving the less fortunate the opportunity of a better life.
Anthony Wilson, a Year 12 student and Jamie Harrison Year 9, chose to cycle the mile distance but on the college’s exercise bikes!
Students in the Library on the Louth campus, supervised by the Librarian, organised a sponsored silence and over 40 students took part in this. A magnificent £165 was raised in this event alone.
Events organised throughout the week on the Mablethorpe campus including a cake sale; keepy uppy challenge and Staff v Students Volleyball match, also raised fantastic amounts of money for this needy cause.
The entire day on both campuses, was designated a non-uniform day with students paying £1 for the privilege of being allowed to wear their own choice of clothes, generating hundreds of pounds for the charity.
The whole day was a great success and a grand total in excess of £1,500 will be forwarded to the worthwhile cause. With money still pouring in the exact total will not be clear for a few days.