The first annual prom fundraiser is set to be a tremendous team effort as pupils from all year groups have pledged to support Year 11s in making the 2019 prom a night to remember.
Next Friday, between 11am and 4pm, students will take to the pool to swim 21 miles, marking the 40th anniversary of a standout sporting achievement in the school’s history.
Back in 1979, coached by PE teacher Ron Oliver, a team of six students from Bridgnorth Endowed School, aged between 12 and 15 years-old, braved the perilous swim across the English Channel.
Battling the elements and the tide, they recorded a time of 13 hours 34 minutes, which turned out to be the fastest junior relay crossing that year and led to them winning the Lada Trophy.
This year, the House Captains wanted to recreate this historic challenge in a bid to raise funds for their prom, and suggested getting all year groups involved in the 1320-length relay swim.
The whole school has rallied around the House Captains, with swimmers from Years 7 to 11 taking part and even some members of staff dusting off their speedos to support them.
Year 7 student, Hannah Williamson, comments: “I’m really looking forward to helping raise funds for the Year 11 Prom – it’s such a landmark event.”
Tilly Davidson, also from Year 7, adds: “I’m supporting the Year 11s because I want them to have a great time at their prom as they deserve it.”
Now they need all the help they can get to raise funds to make this highly-anticipated milestone event a huge success.
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