Christ the King raise over £1,400 for charity

Following the successful ‘Beat the School Bus’ charity relay run, two members of Christ the King Catholic High School in Southport staff took the challenge to a whole new level by running from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool to the school.

Avid runners, Jay Oliver and Joanne Durkin, completed the grueling relay covering the distance of 19 miles in two hours and 30 minutes, promoting the Christ the King character values of resilience, courage, confidence and ambition.

The first leg started with Mr Oliver, one of Christ the King’s learning mentors, running nine and a half miles from the Catholic Cathedral and meeting Mrs Durkin, senior science technician, at the halfway point at Ince Blundell, Crosby.

Mrs Durkin continued the second leg from Ince Blundell, back to Southport, and was joined by Mr Oliver and pupils from Years 7-9 for the last mile, running to Christ the King Catholic High School on Stamford Road, Birkdale.

They were greeted by the whole of Year 7 and their teachers as part of their welcome celebration, which took place in the entrance to the school site.

Over £1,400 has been raised for the school charities, which have been chosen by the students of Christ the King – Queenscourt Hospice and Southport Foodbank.

It was a busy week at Christ the King, with many activities organised to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, embracing the theme ‘Moments for Movement’.
courage, confidence and ambition.

Scavenger hunts, football games, anxiety drop-in sessions, wellbeing walks, exam season coping sessions, charity cake sales were among a few of the planned activities. Staff at Christ the King were also treated to meditation, coffee and connect at break and lunchtimes.

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