Samuel Ryder students are kings of the 5K after GOSH run

Before and after the 5k race

Before and after the 5k race - Credit: Archant

Eight students were Kings for a day when they completed a 5k event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Before and after the 5k race

Before and after the 5k race - Credit: Archant

The youngsters all belong to King House at Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans and when they heard about the race, they wanted to sign up to raise money for GOSH, the house’s chosen charity.

They joined over 10,000 people taking part in the event which was held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. and were cheered on throughout the race.

During the year, King House has organised several fundraising events including stalls at both the Christmas and Summer fayres, providing refreshments at the school production, hosting a staff basketball match and holding a sponsored Crazy Wig Day.

Year Eight student Grace Plummer said: “It makes me proud to be head of King House at Samuel Ryder Academy, to have students taking part in such an amazing event, representing the school and supporting their chosen charity. They were all really pleased with their achievement.”


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