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Remembrance Day: Swimmers Hit Poppy Appeal Target

19 November 2021

Last week it was announced that our sponsored swimmers had eclipsed their original 61 mile target to reach 204 miles. They have since surpassed even this amazing milestone and at close of play on Friday 12 November, the final day of the event, they had recorded 210 miles in total. We are delighted to say that as well as raising awareness of the Poppy Appeal and the work of the Royal British Legion and the South Tyneside General Hospital, the swimmers managed to raise £1,105, topping their £1,000 target.

Participating students have enjoyed every second of the challenge:

“I really enjoyed doing the sponsored swim because harder training and more lengths meant raising more money for an extremely important charity. Through our hard work and determination we were doing more to help the people who fought for our country, and for our freedom.” Tiffany

“It feels good to know that the number of lengths I do in a training session is ultimately helping to raise money for the soldiers that gave their life to our country.” Isla

Remembrance is a special day for so many of our students and staff members, many of whom have their own links to the armed forces. After the sporting activity in school had ended, Mrs Hayward travelled with her husband, an ex-serving member of the Armed Forces, to London on Sunday to observe Remembrance Day alongside the many thousands of other supporters. 9,000 veterans, including Mr Hayward and 40 of his comrades, marched past the Cenotaph in Remembrance.

As well as being fun, the EHS sponsored swim has brought our community together in a common aim, and it has been great to see girls and staff using their collective energies for such a fantastic cause. Our grateful thanks go to Mrs Hayward for spearheading what has been a hugely successful initiative.


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