Students and staff collectively travel 5,890 miles to Tokyo.
Whilst the Olympics may not be taking place this year, Salford City Academy students and staff have set themselves the ambitious challenge of collectively travelling to the host city, Tokyo.
Students and staff are currently participating in a huge fundraising effort to walk, run or cycle 5,890 miles – the distance from Eccles to Tokyo. They have all pledged to cover a distance that is a challenge to themselves before the academy breaks up for the summer on 17 July. So far, the academy has travelled 1,050 miles and is currently in Belarus. This has been helped by Vice Principal Adam Rashud who is running a marathon every week!
The fundraising effort has got off to a fantastic start and in the first week, the academy has raised £1,000. The funds will be used to reward students when they return to school fully for the excellent work they have achieved during the Lockdown period.
The academy is keeping track of progress on Twitter @SCA_Community. For more information and to donate, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/salfordcity-academy?utm_id=107&utm_term=wBzMEQ6ra.
Melanie Haselden, Principal of Salford City Academy, said:
“Although we cannot all physically be together, this initiative has really pulled the whole academy community together. Everyone is set on achieving our goal and the team spirit is fantastic. This is a true example of Education with Character and shows that we can still nurture important attributes such as determination, ambition and resilience even though we are all apart.
“I have been very proud of the way our students have coped over the last few months and of how they have participated in our remote learning programme. The money raised will go towards giving them exciting and enjoyable rewards which they all thoroughly deserve. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.”