Highfields is throwing its weight behind the national Sport Relief fundraising campaign - and is giving students the chance to take part in a number of events to help make a difference.
Sport Relief is a charity event organised through Comic Relief and run every two years in association with BBC Sport. The event brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise tens of millions of pounds to help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world.
A number of events and activities have been lined up to support this fantastic cause at Highfields from March 14-18, including the Sport Relief Mile. Students in years 7, 8 and 9 will be given the chance to complete the mile as part of their PE lesson. Older students and staff will be able to take on the challenge after school on Thursday, March 17.
Other events include a cross-bar challenge, lip-sync competition and cake decorating, whilst staff will compete in football and netball matches to raise funds.
People can donate by:
*Texting HSWV57 with the donation amount to 70070
*Putting money in an envelope with your child's name and handing it into the Maths/Science LRC
Mrs L.Corbett, Highfields' Community Engagement Officer, said: "Highfields is justifiably proud of the support that students, parents and staff continue to give to both national and local charities, raising thousands of pounds each year to improve the quality of life for many people. As well as working with the Teenage Cancer Trust this year, we are looking forward to offering a series of student-led activities supporting the national Sport Relief initiative.
"Of all of the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference here in the UK and 50% goes towards transforming lives throughout the world's poorest communities.
"We are delighted to be hosting a number of events to help raise money to support this fantastic charity and cause."
Sport Relief gains huge support from celebrities, who have pushed themselves to the limit to support the cause in the past. Those who have famously completed challenges include Davina McCall, who ran, swam and cycled more than 500 miles from Edinburgh to London; David Walliams, who completed a 140-mile swim of the length of the River Thames and Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton who reached the South Pole in 18 days by ski, bike and kite. Comedian Eddie Izzard is completing 27 marathons in 27 days for this year's event.