Homewood’s ‘Game On’ efforts raise thousands for Sport Relief
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre has raised over £2,500 for Sport Relief, with its week of fun fundraising involving students, staff, parents and the local community. The five days of activity were also aimed at raising awareness of the ways in which involvement in sport can help both mental wellbeing and academic success.
In the 24-hour Cyclothon, officially started by the Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Mrs Jean Curteis, tag teams of students and staff cycled the equivalent distance of travelling from Tenterden to the South of France.
Meanwhile Homewood’s College leaders delivered Sport Relief workshops to students at St Michael’s Primary School covering: languages, English, art, dance and STEM, as well as helping them to create their own Sport Relief mural.
In addition, staff held a football match on the school’s 3G pitch while a staff vs parents netball match took place in the Sports Hall. The school also held a non-uniform day.
On Sport Relief day itself – Friday 13 March – Homewood’s dancers performed a specially choreographed routine at Sainsbury’s Ashford store, while back at Homewood there was live music at lunchtime outside the canteen plus face painting and cake sales.
The grand finale was a Family Quiz Night with live music, dance performances, and clever table magic from former Homewood student Harry Nardi and fellow magician Dean Leavy of 4MG – the Boy Band of magic – who made it to the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019.
Moretto’s Italian Food Truck was on hand with delicious street food and the evening ended with a silent auction of prizes generously donated by both national and local businesses including: Kruger Cowne Worldwide, Hell4Leather Cricket, Rye Watersports, Space NK, The Vine Inn, Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, William Charles Hair and Baldwins Travel.
For those wishing to support Homewood’s Sport Relief effort, donations are still being accepted via the school’s Just Giving page: Its Game on at Homewood.