1,400 students don their walking boots

tis  The start of the St John Fisher Catholic High School walk round Harrogate.  (120329M1b)
tis The start of the St John Fisher Catholic High School walk round Harrogate. (120329M1b)

IN GLORIOUS sunshine, 1,400 St John Fisher Catholic High School students took to the roads around Harrogate to raise money for the school’s brand new fitness suite.

The purpose-built facility, which is expected to cost in the region of £35,000, will include two dedicated GCSE and A level PE and sports science classrooms and a fully-equipped fitness suite that can be used by all students.

“The aim of the day was to have a great community experience, but also to raise money to enhance our sports offering,” said organisers Liz Crichton and Sarah Nightingale.

“The mezzanine floor in the sports hall, which was used only for table tennis and storage, is being transformed into a top classsports facility that everyone can enjoy. The building work is now complete and is awaiting the installation of new equipment.”

It is hoped the sponsored walk last Thursday raise half the required revenue.

The school is looking for additional sponsorship from local companies and sports equipment manufacturers. If you can help, contact Mrs Crichton or Mrs Nightingale on 01423 887254 or via office@sjfchs.org.uk.