Race for Life report
The Newark Academy turned pink for the morning on Thursday 5th May.
On Thursday 5th May The Newark Academy turned pink for the morning. Approximately 500 girls took part in our very own Race for Life.
The day started in the Sports Hall with motivating music blasting out. Carefully chosen tunes were played, not only to motivate the students and staff but to let them quietly remember those who they were running for.
The event started with a minutes cheering and clapping in memory of those who are suffering or have suffered from Cancer, a moment that made goose bumps shiver over us! A truly amazing moment.
We then had a special guest who spoke about her experiences of Cancer and running the London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. Another moment to reflect upon the reasons to take part in our very own Race for Life.
Then followed a Zumba warm up session by Eva which motivated and prepared the girls for the task ahead. Fun, energetic, loud and exciting the girls really engaged with the whole process.
Then it was time for the main event. Out to the field all 500 of us went. After a brief description of the course the countdown was on. 500 students and staff members crossed the start line for this wonderful cause.
We had serious runners who had set themselves targets of 5 or 6 laps to students who were in a three-legged scenario. The day was about fun, raising awareness and of course raising money for Cancer Research UK, and all three of the criteria were fulfilled.
Barnby the Monkey from Radio Newark came to support the event with an team of reporters who were live on Radio Newark for the whole morning from the Academy.
A brilliant day, supported by so many, FONA, John Hunt Primary, William Gladstone, Farndon Primary, Bishop Alexander Primary and of course the whole Newark Academy team – staff and students. The event wouldn’t have been such a success if everyone had not worked together for a great cause.
Thank you to all involved.
Posted 13/05/2016 by Whole School