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Medway Schools Raise Thousands For Literacy

Medway Schools Raise Thousands For Literacy

Mr Still and Mr Claessens decided to set out on an adventure and combine their love of reading with their love of running.

The National Literacy Trust had just the event to support them – and our Medway schools had just the right characters to support them.

On Sunday 15th March, The Thinking School’s Academy Trust were well represented at the Where’s Wally? Fun Run, the event that raises money to help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, which made its debut at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Students and staff from Holcombe Grammar, Rochester Grammar School and New Horizons Children’s Academy joined the 600 children, families, adults and their red and white stripes to run 10 kilometres on a windy day.

Mr Claessens and Mr Still were frontrunners in the race (Mr Still was the fastest athlete in the 40 plus category) – but more pleasingly, they also engaged the school community to raise enough money to be in the top 5% of all fundraising teams. The TSAT effort helped to raise an incredible £25,000 to help continue work to change life stories through literacy.