Virtual Sports Week takes Homewood to Scotland and back

Virtual Sports Week takes Homewood to Scotland and back

Homewood’s first ever whole school Virtual Sports Week has been a great success. By running, walking and cycling, the school travelled over 4,784km in a Race Across The UK. This meant that not only was the ultimate destination of John O’Groats reached but Homewood’s runners and riders could almost have made the journey there and back twice!

In the competition element to the race, the clear winners of the Key Stage 3 event were Form 7i1 who achieved an astonishing total distance of 418km.

In the Key Stage 4 competition, Arts College secured the Gold medal position with a total of 1,184km. I-College took Silver and Enterprise College the Bronze.

Over 50 staff also took part with the top four performers clocking up 428km between them.

All students who participated will receive certificates and the top three places of each discipline – walking, running and cycling – will also be recognised.

During the previous week, students were set the challenge of completing a project called ‘The Biggest Fan’ in which they created a banner, chant, poem, song or dance to show support to their form or college during the virtual event.

Many thanks go to Ms Bulless and Miss Kennett for organising such a successful event; to Mr Lawson, Head of Discovery College, for facilitating the event and creating all of the resources, and to everyone who donned their workout gear to contribute to a wonderful community event to round off the school year.