Our Sporting Summer
Over the summer, the Physical Education department set the challenge for pupils to complete as many marathons as possible during the holiday period keeping up their fitness and motivation over the break. Highlights included Sam Taylor in Year Nine who calculated he walked ten marathons this summer by using his step count which is 422km (262 miles). Over roughly 60 days this equates to 7km/day (4.4 miles). Pretty impressive! Furthermore, Olivia Pointon in Year Nine finished her marathon of 42.2 km as well as Alex Friend and Katy Pitt, who ran three marathons. If anyone else completed this challenge, please inform the Physical Education Department as we would love to celebrate your successes.
Dylan Teasdale Year Nine used physical activity to remain positive during these difficult times, pushing himself to cover longer distances while raising money for charity. His exploits began with collaborative efforts with some of his Rugby teammates – they virtually ran to Wales and back, from Lands End to John O’Groats and the South West Coastal path raising several hundred pounds for charity along the way.
Dylan did not want to stop there. He decided to pick up the personal challenge of running 100 miles in a month over August in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust – a tough ask for a 13 year old to run over 3 miles every day for a whole month. Dylan set about the task with quiet determination running through heatwaves, thunderstorms and gales. He ran across hills and along beaches and he finished his target.
Along the way, through the generosity of our community, he has raised in excess of £1,200 for a fabulous charity, which he picked himself – he wanted to raise money for those kids who are not as lucky as he is and face enormous challenges with great determination & dignity.
Towards the end of the summer, we were pleased to start the pre-season, with pupils coming in to take part in preparation for the sporting term to come. After 172 days absence from real-time sporting sessions, no spectators to spur them on and COVID-19 restrictions in place they showed that they are on form for our upcoming Under 15 Cricket fixture against Malvern College this Saturday.
Other exciting sporting news is that RGS Worcester is pleased to announce that we are a Severn Stars Nova Academy Hub for the 2020-21 season. The Nova provides talented Under 17 players with weekly training sessions, strength and conditioning programmes and provision, high-level technical training, as well as Sports Therapy and off-court support.
Head of Physical Education