We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on three remarkable Year 8 students – Lottie, Bethany, and Cornelia – who recently showcased exceptional dedication and compassion by participating in a 5K park run at Banstead Woods on March 2nd. What’s even more impressive is that they didn’t just run for the joy of it; they ran for a cause close to their hearts – the Teenage Cancer Trust.

These incredible young ladies embarked on their fundraising journey with enthusiasm and determination, and their efforts truly paid off. Through their participation in the park run, they managed to raise a staggering £1,245 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. This generous contribution will go towards providing specialized nursing care and support to teenagers facing the daunting challenge of cancer.

In addition to funding crucial medical assistance, some of the money raised will also be allocated to organising enjoyable events such as pizza nights, ice cream nights, movie nights, and much more. These events aim to provide moments of joy and respite for teenagers undergoing cancer treatment, reminding them that amidst the difficulties, there are still reasons to smile and cherish life’s simple pleasures.

It’s worth noting that Lottie, Bethany, and Cornelia not only demonstrated their kindness through fundraising but also showcased their physical prowess and determination. Completing a 5K course is no small feat, and they accomplished this remarkable task in just 35 minutes, displaying resilience, teamwork, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for embodying the Woodcote High values of Ambition, Self-reliance, Perseverance, Inquisitiveness, Respect and Enthusiasm for life. Your compassion and generosity are a testament to the outstanding character of our students, and we are proud to have you as part of the Woodcote family.

Well done – you are shining examples of the difference young people can make in the world.