Academy staff and students participated in a colorful event to raise money for a cancer charity.
Wellborn’s Sir William Robertson Academy hosted its own Race4Life in the form of a color run hosted by Sixth Form BTEC Sports students to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
The all-day event gave all students and staff the opportunity to work on an obstacle course while bathing in water and lots of colored paint powder.
Obstacles included giant slips and slides, crawl nets, plunge pools, and foam-filled tunnels donated by Grantham’s MKM building supplier.
Students at Sixth Form BTEC Sport planned, promoted and conducted events as part of the Sports Event Organization, a course work unit. This unit is aimed at the BTEC Level 3 National Expansion Diploma of Sport.
The students who participated in the smaller version of The Color Run in 2018 were enthusiastic about holding a school-wide event that would bring everyone together after the pandemic to spread the joy and support a very valuable purpose.
Physical education teacher Miss Graves said:
“After the last two years of pandemic turmoil, they wanted to get everyone involved, have fun, and sort out something they could remember in the next few years.
“The Color Run was a great idea. It was great to see the event go so smoothly and everyone was happy and collecting money for such a valuable purpose. Cancer is us. Race4Life runs because it affects many of the.
“Sixth Form students should be truly proud of themselves, as are everyone who participated or donated.”
Students want to reach £ 9,000, so if you can donate, https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/sir-william-robertson-academy
Participants were tasked with wearing pink or elaborate clothing to support Cancer Research, and the best-dressed basegroup was awarded the award. Costumes included pajamas, shower caps, tutu, morph suits, and even inflatable horses.