A ten-strong team of staff and parents from The King’s School in Allington Lane are taking up the Wyvern 10K challenge for the first time this year.They have signed up to inspire students, challenge themselves to train and achieve, what for many of them, is a new goal and to raise money for their nominated charities.
The funds they raise will go towards two charities, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and Equip, a charity set up by the former head teacher to build and support schooling and vocational education in Rwanda in Africa.
Senior pupils at The Kings School have the opportunity to go out to Rwanda and experience first-hand the work that is being done to rebuild the country in the wake of the genocide 20 years ago. They learn about the history of the genocide and play a part visiting and teaching in schools close to the Kingdom School which Equip has helped to build and continues to support.
Member of staff and parent Dasha Murdock suggested the run and has been training: ‘We wanted to join with our community for a fun event and raise some money for these two wonderful charities which do great work, CAP, here in the UK and Equip over in Rwanda.’ Teacher and team member Lou Larkum, an experienced runner, said: ‘I would love our team to aim high… perhaps to run the annual CAP half-marathon next year!’
Our blog will keep you up to date with all the developing details of the event