Sponsored walk keeps school tradition alive

PUPILS took on a challenging sponsored walk in aid of school events — in a tradition dating back more than half a century.

All year groups at Wales High were involved in the ten-mile trek, which went as far as Rother Valley Country Park last Friday (7), and involved an appearance by a small herd of dinosaurs!

The walk has taken place every four years since the school opened in 1970 and previous efforts have funded a new minibus, common room refurbs and IT equipment.

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Liz Chadwick, the school’s marketing and community engagement lead, said: “The sponsored walk is a challenging ten-mile route covering the local area.

“All students take part, and we are aiming to raise as much as we can towards supporting mental health and wellbeing at the school.

“We are hoping to raise up to £5,000 that will be spent in school and on community events, and activities to help promote and support mental health and wellbeing.

“Recent years have seen many changes, and as we move towards a new era for the school, we’re excited to build on old traditions that connect us to our school’s history and create memories and bonds that last a lifetime.”

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