On Tuesday 17 July the whole St Peter’s school community will be taking part in a sponsored walk to Hengistbury Head and back in memory of teacher and friend, Claire Wallace. There will also be an opportunity for some reflective time during the day finishing with a small fete on the school field to learn more about the charities we’re supporting and to celebrate all that is being done to fight cancer. All monies raised will go to Cancer Research UK and our local Christchurch Macmillan Unit, who offered so much support to Claire and her family.
Our aim is that #BeMoreClaire Day will be both an informative and fun event, as well as raising funds for worthwhile charities.
The walk itself will be a 7km walk over Hengistbury Head. The students will go out at intervals and the walk will be well stewarded. We request that your child comes to school on the day wearing suitable footwear, a tee-shirt in their house colour and with a sunhat, sunscreen and water bottle. Please note, however, that the walk will go ahead whatever the weather.
Chartwells will provide a barbecue lunch on the day. Tickets need to be purchased in advance. In the days before the walk there will be a stall selling tickets for £2.30. Please ensure that your child purchases a barbecue ticket in advance if they wish to eat hot food on the day.
There will be a strong educational bias to the event, with consideration to understanding cancer, healthy living and being cancer aware. There will also be some fun stalls such as sponge the teacher, penalty shoot-out, hook a duck, slow bike ride etc with the aim of raising additional monies for charity. We would be grateful if your child could come to school with some coins in order for them to participate and donate money at the same time.
Please note that the event will be held within the parameters of a normal school day. If your child is normally on a school bus, they will be able to take their normal bus both to and from school.