Looking back at last week’s activities, Overseas Registrar, Jackie Walkom gives us a taste of student life at Sedbergh School.
Jackie Walkom (24-03-17)
Most of the news this week is about the Wilson Run. This high profile annual event was established 134 years ago, and it involves 10.3 miles of cross-country running and, arguably, it is considered to be the toughest school run in the country. Runners must be at least 16 years old to compete and must meet strict qualification criteria to be allowed to compete.
This year the very wet weather we had for the few days before the event meant the boggy and muddy terrain made it (even more of) a challenge. The weather threw a bit of everything at us on the day: hail, snow, sleet, rain and sunshine. So, huge congratulations to winner (and local boy) Joe Bird, (pictured below being congratulated by the Headmaster). Joe completed the course in 1 hour 13 minutes, and to all the other 188 pupils who finished, the largest number of participants ever. They only just all fitted on the stage! First girl home was Maria (pictured below) who this week was also awarded the Headmaster’s Colours for running.
In the evening, there is a splendid concert attended by the whole school. It’s one of our biggest musical events of the year and after the concert every runner goes up on stage, one by one, to HUGE applause. The Wilson Run brings out the very best of team spirit and makes runners of pupils who are not necessarily especially athletic. The pupils WANT to compete for their House and peer support really helps them to get to the end. There was a whole lot of love out there on the finish line! If you want even more, you can watch the video here
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That’s it for another week and as it’s now the Easter holidays I’ll send out the next FPs in a few weeks’ time. The Admissions office remains open as usual except for Good Friday and Easter Monday and we’re here and happy to take any of those late enquiries!
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