King James' School

Over £2000 raised for Help for Heroes

Over £2000 raised for Help for Heroes


The 12-hour sportathon run by the Sports Council on 23rd January was a huge success and raised over £2000 for Help for Heroes! Members of the Sports Council are pictured above, presenting a cheque for £2038 to a representative from the charity.

Whether it was using the exercise bikes, running around the PE block, playing basketball or netball, the 25 members of the Sports Council made sure someone was doing sport at all times. Highlights included an intense kingball game and a strenuous cross fit lunch session led by Ryan Tansley from Harrogate Cross Fit.

Once the school day had finished the group of 25 turned into a group of 60, with the Sports Council bringing their friends to help them out for the last five and a half hours. Even after completing six and a half hours, the Sports Council showed no signs of slowing down as four games of volleyball simultaneously erupted in the sports hall. As the final hours commenced some played pavilion cricket and the others beat the ball rounders, with energy levels as high as ever.

The day finished on a high with a massive game of dodgeball involving all 60 students and all the teachers who stayed until the end. A parent got hit in the face, certain teachers were targeted by students - it all ended in controlled chaos, perfectly concluding the whole 12 hours!

All of the students should be proud of themselves for raising so much money and it just shows that all of their hard work has paid off. Thank you to everyone who helped out with the event.

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