World Marathon Challenge
On Tuesday of last week all of our Year 8 students took part in the World Marathon Challenge. This is an annual event for schools around the world organised by the charity Save the Children. Its purpose is to raise awareness of global hunger.
The marathon consists of a simultaneous relay in which teams from across the world race against each other over the full marathon distance and try to beat the world record held by Patrick Makau of 2 hours 3 minutes and 38 seconds.
At Bushey Meads a 200m circuit was set up on the new Astroturf and each form in Year 8 raced as a team to try and complete the distance. The event was fantastic with great enthusiasm and fantastic effort. All students ran a mile to support their team effort.
I would like to thank Mr Cartledge and the PE and Health Faculty for organising this event.
Linked to this topic, the Bushey Meads PE and Health Faculty are pleased to announce that the ‘bleep test’ fitness results, and other key physical data, are available to students and their parentscarers through the Learning Gateway. The results appear in the 2012-2013 set of assessements, found at the bottom of each child’s Learning Gateway page. Like all other Learning Gateway data, this is confidential to the particular student and their parents/carers.
Most students now have two years’ worth of this data to review. The next annual assessment is in March 2013. By participating in more events such as the Marathon, above, students should aim to increase their finess levels. And now they can do this by measuring their progress numerically, against their previous results.