Teacher’s challenge inspired by Captain Tom is gaining support.
Leamington Primary & Nursery Academy in Sutton in Ashfield is running up the miles in hero’s memory.
A Leamington Primary & Nursery Academy PE Teacher has launched a challenge inspired by hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died on February 2nd 2021 aged 100 years old.
PE Lead at the school, Oli Tatterson, or ‘Mr. T’ to his pupils, has set himself the challenge of running 100 miles in the month of February, reflecting a mile for each year of Captain Tom’s life. Money raised during the challenge will be split 50/50 between Captain Tom’s Foundation and raising money for a new school minibus.
Oli says that other staff members and pupils are now joining in the challenge. "We already have 21 staff members who are aiming to reach their milestones during February and children are busy clocking up the miles too.”
"Captain Tom has been such an inspiration to our whole school community and continues to inspire us still. We hope that the children, staff and school community can get behind our challenge and we are already seeing some very determined efforts to reach our goals.”
Oli says that not everyone will be expected to complete the 100 miles, and children are coming up with other ways of honouring the challenge. "One of our pupils has pledged to achieve 100,000 steps a week during the month of February! The spirit and determination of our school community means that I am sure we will succeed and hopefully, in a small way, honour the inspiring kindness and determination of Captain Tom.”
The school has set up a Just Giving page for anyone wishing to donate: