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1st June 2021

Well done to our 14-16 College learners who raised more than £850 with a sponsored walk last week.

Every year, our student committee raises funds to cover the expense of the 14-16 College leavers event. This year, all learners elected to complete the challenge of walking 13 miles to do so, with the additional aim of raising funds to support the vital work done by Teenage Mental Health, which affects 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16).

In total, 23 learners - and four staff - made the trip to Hornsea, with all participants rewarded with Fish and Chips on the seafront after a gruelling seven-hour journey. All in all, it proved to be a fantastic day, one which will be remembered by everyone involved for the amazing experience and outstanding achievement.

Reflecting on the learners’ impressive efforts, 16-16 College lecturer Lizzie Tiernan said: “I was so impressed with the amount of money they have raised so far and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored our learners for the generosity shown. I am also very proud of our fantastic group, who put the effort into raising the money for a great charity and enthusiastically taking part in the walk.”

Here’s what some of the learners said after completing the walk…

“It was so hard and I can’t believe I actually did it! I’m really proud of myself for not giving up.”
Evie L

“I thought I would make it! When we reached halfway, I knew there was no turning back. The fish and chips were definitely worth the wait though!”
Jess R

“Never again! I did really enjoy It though. I’m really excited for the prom now.”
Lilly M

“I had a fantastic day - even though I can’t feel my legs!”
Ebony W