Charity Tuesday: Staff fundraising for The Woodland Trust

It's not just our pupils who like to do their bit for charity. Mr Terry, our Head of Sixth Form, recently ran the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for The Woodland Trust.

Beginning at 5am on the west coast in Bowness-on-Solway, Mr Terry ran throughout the day towards his east coast destination at Segedunum Fort in Wallsend - arriving a mere 18 hours later. Not only is that 135km (84 miles), but it also includes 2062m of ascent. For those who have walked Hadrian's Wall, you'll know from experience that bits of it are pretty tricky and steep in places. For those of you who aren't familiar, it is the equivalent of running halfway from Edgware to Manchester while running up and down the Shard eight times! 

Speaking about why he chose to run for The Woodland Trust, Mr Terry said: "Throughout lockdown, I thoroughly enjoyed running through forests planted and managed by the Woodland Trust. The charity aims to combat climate change, provide homes for wildlife and reduce UK pollution levels. They do this by planting millions of trees, looking after more than 1,000 woods across the UK that are free to visit, and by protecting and caring for ancient woodland."