Eyemouth students Race for Life

Teenagers at Eyemouth High School certainly can’t be accused of being lazy as they approach their summer holidays.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 22nd June 2014, 8:00 am

On Wednesday, June 25, the entire school will take part in their very own 5K Race for Life event to raise funds for cancer.

The theme of this year’s race is to run, walk or dance all the while raising money for Cancer research. The whole school, including staff, will be walking through Eyemouth clad in pink and blue to raise the profile of Cancer Research.

“We have set ourselves a target of £1,500 and by way of a series of assemblies we have made sure all pupils understand the purpose of our fundraising,” Aaron Bolton, pupil organiser commented.

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Head of PE, Colin Richardson added, “We are encouraging and training all senior PE students to run the 5K route. It is not the easiest route but pupils seem keen to make that extra effort to raise money for such a good cause.”

Eyemouth Town Council and Parent Council volunteers have also come on board to give support and help ensure the safety while pupils they are out and about. They will be along the route making sure pupils stay safe and to the right path. The Parent Council has also donated a bottle of water for every pupil to have once they completed the race.

Organisers Laura Feeney and Anne Renstead have not only planned the Race for Life event which will take place in the afternoon but an entire day that will be devoted to Health and Wellbeing.

In the morning pupils will have the chance to take part in a range of activities including: orienteering, powerhooping, capoeria, healthy cooking, First Responders, survival skills, sun safety, singing, Italian, reading, chess, hand massage, relaxation and a sleep Surgery. The purpose of the day is to address all elements of pupils health and wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and social.

Headteacher, Dave Watson added: “This event has grown somewhat since last year and the organisers have really had to pull out all the stops.

“We are grateful to our Parent Council and Eyemouth Town Council for their support and also of course to our own school staff who will deliver workshops.

“Come rain or shine I am sure the event will be a great success and a fitting conclusion to the end of term.”