It’s ‘Couch to 5k’ for our Year 10s!

It’s ‘Couch to 5k’ for our Year 10s!

Two weeks ago, 14 of our Year 10 students embarked on the ‘Couch to 5K Programme’, agreeing to run three times per week for 10 weeks until they graduate on December 7 2019 at ‘Heaton Park Run’.

After a great start things got even better when our squad received some funding to purchase some much-needed necessary equipment and earlier this week we went on a fantastic shopping expedition. Our first stop was to Decathlon in Bolton, where the team there were so helpful, assisting our students with buying supportive clothing to make their run more enjoyable.

Following Decathlon we visited Up and Running in Oldham where the squad all had their gait analysed by Brian and David. Their advice was invaluable and we are so grateful to them for setting aside so much of their time to give the students such excellent service. The photo above shows the squad with their brilliant new running shoes.

Ms Jackson would also like to say a huge well done to our students who were so well behaved and extremely deserving of this treat. Next year the squad plan to try and raise the funds spent back through sponsored runs to enable another squad to benefit from this fantastic experience.

If you are interested in sponsoring our run squad please email Ms Jackson on: jjackson@swinton.coop