By teatime on Thursday 29th March, The Kingsway School’s students, staff, and volunteers from our local community, will have completed our 13th Sponsored Walk over a 26 year period, walking over 33 thousand more kilometers - 20 kilometres each - to raise money for charity.
In the past 26 years, we have collectively walked as far as the moon (384,400 km from Earth) and are now heading back again, in our continued efforts to raise money for charity.
This is Kingsway’s 13th Charity Sponsored Walk. We have been walking every two years since 1994 - clocking up this impressive grand total of miles walked and raising almost half a million pounds for dozens of local, national and international charities.
Every penny raised will be divided between our chosen charities, nominated and chosen by our students:
Additionally, a portion of the money raised will be sent to our sister school, The Kolweny Kingsway School in Kenya, which we have supported with over £82,000 of donations, since 2001.
Representatives from some of the charities will take part in the walk, alongside volunteers from the local community.
The walkers will leave school at 9am, following a largely off-road route through Bruntwood Park and down to Carrs Park in Wilmslow, where they will stop for lunch at 12, before returning to school via Styal and Heald Green.
Our charity representatives and staff have commented:
It is great to see our young people really ‘going the extra mile’ for others and it is obvious that this walk is a big part of The Kingsway School’s ethos.
What the students achieve will really come home to them at their final assembly in July. Representatives of our chosen charities will be presented with the money raised and will address the whole school, explaining to the students how the money will be used to make a real difference to people’s lives. When we hand over the cheques to these charities it is always a very moving and emotional moment and it makes all of us, staff and students alike, really proud to be part of The Kingsway School.