Wednesday 30th March saw Bennett Memorial School run to Kyiv in Ukraine and indeed most of the way back, at least in the figurative sense. In our sponsored run for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s humanitarian appeal, students and staff together covered well over 4000km, running laps of our beautiful school site. Some committed themselves to a 2km run, most to 4km and a good number took on the 10k challenge.
It was a whole school effort, with the collective endeavour understood as a practical way of expressing some solidarity with the people of Ukraine, as well as giving something of ourselves in the physical effort of running.
As a school we have been overwhelmed by the generosity, encouragement and support of families and the wider community for our efforts in this cause. We are delighted to have already raised over £22,000, all thanks to the endeavours of the Bennett community. Such an overwhelmingly positive response speaks volumes about our young people, staff, parents and the wider Bennett community. We are truly very grateful for this.