Charity fundraising was the lesson as teachers and students from Thornhill Community Academy officially opened entries for the 2014 Asda Foundation Leeds 10K last week. The school was featured in the award-winning Educating Yorkshire television programme, a series that explored the workings of a secondary school in the heart of a diverse north of England community.
The school is to enter a team of over 30 in the Leeds 10K on Sunday 20 July with pupils competing against teachers in a fun challenge to show who is the fastest. The team from the school are taking on the 10K to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which supports children’s and cancer charities.
Head-teacher Jonny Mitchell, who will help start the race, commented: “Everyone is really looking forward to taking part in the Leeds 10K. It’s a great opportunity for staff and students to support a brilliant event and raise money for an excellent cause. Jane Tomlinson was a true local hero and her legacy continues to inspire so many people.”
The Leeds 10K is the Run for All flagship’s event and will celebrate its 8th year in July. After revamping the course in 2013, runners can expect a flat and fast route which starts and finishes in Leeds city centre and takes in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
The race begins near the Grand Arcade in Vicar Lane and journeys down through The Calls, past City Square and the famous Black Prince statue, along Wellington Street and out along Kirkstall Road. It then loops back on itself, bringing runners back towards The Headrow for the grand finish outside Leeds Town Hall.
For more details and to enter visit the Run for All website.