On Friday 7th October the annual Wickersley School-sponsored walk took place. This popular school event dates back to the 1960s with generations of local families having taken part in the events over the decades.
This year we had Y7-12 taking part with a bumper number of walkers approaching 1800 students and staff. Some Y12 students supported the staff in marshaling the event with other Y12s volunteering to sign in the students as they returned from the walk. A pleasant morning, with ideal conditions for walking, allowed the majority of students to walk at a strong pace. Unfortunately, the rain set in after lunch and we had some rather damp but generally happy walkers arrive back in the afternoon.
Of course, it’s important to state the importance of this event in supporting our local charities. Students have the opportunity to nominate a charity and each year group has a chosen charity for the academic year. This is a terrific opportunity for pupils to give something to those less fortunate and we thank all parents, guardians, and sponsors who have contributed at this difficult time.