LVS Oxford's learners threw themselves behind Sport Relief on Friday, making use of our stunning grounds to run and raise money for charity.
The school was keen to get behind the nationwide fundraiser and, inspired by the six flagship Mile events taking place around the country, mapped out a course around the school playing fields for learners and teachers alike to take part in the fun event.
Over 40 learners ran the mile course, having been sponsored by their families and friends to do their bit for Sport Relief. They were joined by their teachers for whom important bragging rights were at stake as well as the fundraising!
Physical education is of ever-increasing importance at LVS Oxford, with a range of new BTEC qualifications recently introduced including Sport, alongside Business, Health & Social Care and Cooking. Outdoor time and team games are also a key part of the school’s commitment to developing learners’ social and emotional wellbeing.
In addition to the Sport Relief Mile on Friday, learners also donated more money to the event whilst swapping their green uniform for red clothing, and total fundraising looks set to top £500.
Head of Centre Louisa Allison-Bergin said: “We always look to support major charity events such as this and I am really proud of our learners who once again have shown great dedication and willingness to generously get behind a worthy cause. It gives learners the opportunity to be a part of a much bigger movement and lets them experience a memorable, enjoyable day whilst making a real difference too. The build-up allowed learners to focus on and research why Sport Relief is so important, so it was a valuable learning experience too – as well as keeping them fit with a fun sports event at the end”.
Students make good progress in their learning because they are taught well and they follow a good, creative and innovative curriculum that meets their needs.