This week, RGS Worcester has been taking part in the #MyMiles Challenge for SportsAid. This challenge encourages people to follow in the footsteps of athletes by undertaking physical activity then posting their progress on social media. #MyMiles is a great way to support and encourage children and teachers to cover some miles in SportsAid Week and raise money for the national charity.
Who are SportsAid?
SportsAid is a national charity that provides talented young athletes with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities in the early stages of their sporting journey. It helps athletes at a vital time – the majority are between 12 and 18 years old – when the only financial backing they receive is from their parents or guardians. This support has made a huge difference, not only financially, but in helping young athletes to believe that they can achieve their sporting dreams.
How did RGS Worcester get involved?
We provided the opportunity for RGS Worcester pupils to get involved by encouraging every pupil to complete a minimum of one mile in SportsAid Week. If the activity was difficult to measure then 20 minutes of exercise was equivalent to one mile! Throughout the week, physical activities were taking place at lunch with all pupils encouraged to donate £1.00 to take part. All the money raised went directly to SportsAid, helping them to support even more young athletes. The events took place this week as follows:
Monday: Fitness Challenges in the Fitness Suite
Tuesday: Hockey Challenges on the Senior School Astro
Wednesday: Netball Challenges in Cobham Hall
Thursday: Rowing Challenges in Cobham Hall
Friday: Rugby Challenges in Cobham Hall
Thank you to all for participating and helping RGS Worcester support SportsAid!