To round off this year’s ERA week (May 21st-25th), the school will be carrying out a sponsored walk up to Cissbury Ring and back to school.
Sponsored walks are an excellent way of strengthening the school community as well as raising money for a chosen charity, who the school have decided to be the TEA Project.
The walk will take place on Friday 25th May, and all pupils will be expected to participate, being supported and accompanied by school staff.
As some of you may know, a small group of pupils from Year 9 and 10 are travelling to Sri Lanka in summer 2018, in partnership with the TEA project, to carry out work in helping to build a training and education centre for a small community near the village of Kandy.
The TEA (Training, Empowering, Awareness) project is a grassroots organisation supporting children from the poorest urban and rural areas throughout Sri Lanka where education and lives have been disrupted by poor economics, war, poverty, abuse and natural disaster. The project provides training, support and guidance to individuals, institutions and establishments working directly with marginalised, vulnerable children and young people from poor communities. We at Bohunt Worthing feel that the project of this charity is incredibly important, and have decided to help raise money for this partnership charity through the sponsored walk.
How to donate
To donate to the school’s charity event, payments can be made via our crowdfunding page on JustGiving. The link is attached below, and you can donate as much as you wish and there is the option of donating anonymously.
Alternatively, you can give cash donations by filling in the sponsorship form pupils will be given three weeks prior to event. We will be collecting donations until the deadline on Friday 8th June.
The walk will see all pupils from the school taking part, with each tutor group walking together. The tutor groups will leave at staggered intervals, following the pre planned route to Cissbury Ring guided by members of staff. Once the pupils have reached Cissbury Ring they will stop for an extended break where they can eat their packed lunches. Toilet facilities will also be on site. After this, pupils will walk back to school, from where they will be dismissed at the usual time of 3:30pm.
Medication, clothing and lunch
Pupil medical information and any specific needs will be on hand during the trip, in addition to spare medication. However, pupils must bring their own medication or risk not being allowed to take part in the walk.
Pupils can wear own clothes, but ensure they are wearing suitable walking footwear and pack suitable clothing for wet weather. In addition, pupils may need to bring sun cream and a hat in light of sunny weather. Pupils will also need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. If your child is eligible for free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided for them.
Keep up to date
The school Twitter feed will be updated with pictures of the pupils on their walk, and will post any changes to return times to school in case of the walks’ route having to finish early (e.g. in case of bad weather).
As you know, we have the highest expectations of our students for their behaviour and conduct around school, and they rarely let us down. However, please be aware that your child’s place on this event is dependent on their ability to cooperate fully with staff and other students, to be a responsible member of our community and to comply with school rules. In the unlikely event that a member of staff feels this is not the case, they reserve the right to withdraw a child from a trip for safeguarding purposes.
If you would like to volunteer to help accompany on the walk, please email Mr Imbert, EVC and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be placed with a tutor group and their tutor for the day, and a packed lunch will be provided for you.