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Marathon Madness!

By Heather Coombes (Website Manager)

On Friday 17th February Marathon Madness took over the Wavell School in the form of Marathon themed fundraising for The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

I am currently in training to run the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017, a life-long dream and challenge in aid of local charity, The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

As part of my fundraising I organised the marathon-themed fun day in School which began with a marathon quiz for all tutor groups. 8X showed off their sporting knowledge by answering the most questions correctly, closely followed by 10X.

Have a go at the Marathon Quiz here…PDF icon Quiz Questions   PDF icon Quiz Answers

A hugely successful cake sale at breaktime was then followed by marathon themed competitions and games which filled the Main Hall and Sports Hall during lunchtime.

The PE department organised popular ‘Beat the Teacher Goalie’ and Basketball competitions in the Sports Hall, won by Mustafa Yr9 and Abinay Yr11 who scored the most goals and baskets in 26 seconds to win themselves a football and basketball each.

There were numerous games in the hall, expertly run by my Year 10 Charity rep helpers including, ‘lucky lollies’, ‘coin rolling’ and wind-up cow racing ‘Moo-rathon’, along with entertainment in the form of Karaoke which was as popular as ever!


Congratulations to the competition winners:

Where am I?: Benjamin 8V won a sports goody bag

Coin Racers: Alivia 8S  won a sports goody bag

Name the Bear: William 7S guessed the winning name to take home ‘Mo’ the teddy.

Guess How many Sweets in the bottles -

‘Rocky road’: Bethan 7S (Her guess of 382 was closest to the 416 marshmallows and chocolates in the bottle)

‘Jelly Legs’: Bethan 7S (her guess of 176  was closest to the 193 jelly babies in the bottle

‘Lots of Laces’: Luke 7X (His guess of 100 was closest to the 86 lace sweets in the bottle)

A huge thank you to all staff and students who helped on the day and to all those who participated.

A total of £254.51 was raised which will be added to the money currently being raised for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in the ongoing ‘Money Marathon’ House Competition. All houses are collecting loose change in order to reach the furthest distance of coins. Mistral are currently in the lead with 3 more weeks of collecting to go. Every penny counts so have a look down the back of your sofas, under the car seats and at the bottom of bags to help reach the furthest distance!

Donations to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice can also be given directly via my fundraising page.

Thank you for all of your support.