Well done to our 14-16 College students who completed a sponsored walk to Hornsea on Tuesday.
Every year, our student committee raises funds to cover the expense of the 14-16 College leavers event. This year, all students 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 Cash for Kids which helps children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illnesses and those who have additional needs.
Accompanied by 14-16 College staff members Karl Boddy, Jennifer Megson, Wes Smith, Joe Tomassi and Jonathan Fearnley, students walked 14 miles from 14-16 College all the way to Hornsea seafront following the old railway line on the Trans Pennine Trail. The group stopped at the halfway point at the Railway Inn in New Ellerby, which kindly donated a range of juice drinks for students to refresh themselves before the second half of the journey. Upon arriving at the seafront, students enjoyed fish and chips at Sullivans - as well as ice cream for dessert - before heading back on the bus. The total walking time was around 4 hours and 20 minutes.
Reflecting on the learners’ impressive efforts, 14-16 College tutor Karl Boddy said: “We were so impressed with the students’ application and effort during the sponsored walk. It was a real team effort to make the walk such a success.
“The students have done really well raising money via the traditional route of sponsor forms and we would like to thank everyone who has sponsored our students to date for their generosity. Anyone still wishing to donate can also do so via our GoFundMe page.
“On behalf of everyone at 14-16 College, I would like to say how proud we are of our fantastic group, who have put great effort and enthusiasm into raising the money for a great charity and enthusiastically taking part in the walk.”