Race For Life was a spectacular success this year, judging by all the celebrations, big smiles and pink tutus on display! Despite it being a scaled down event, due to Covid, it has raised more than £2,000 for Cancer Research UK which is incredible. A big thank you goes out to all the girls who took part, everyone who made a donation, the staff who helped to run the event and The Friends of Adcote for kindly donating the doughnuts, cakes and cookies for the runners to enjoy afterwards. After a thorough warm up on the lawn, led by PE teacher Mrs Gardner, the girls set off for three laps of the school grounds, following a specific route laden with obstacles to make the race a little more interesting!
There were obstacles to negotiate under or over and teachers were strategically dotted around the grounds to spring a surprise, gleefully discharging their water guns at the racers. Head of Enrichment and ex-Army captain Mr Farmer kept a watchful eye on the challenges he had devised – swapping his usual track suit and CCF fatigues for a pink tutu. Grace P and Beth E gave themselves an even bigger challenge by completing the course tethered together in a three-legged race.
Afterwards, there were some well-earned refreshments and entertainment in the form of a water slide. Even an ice cream van turned up. “It was wonderful to see all girls, from Year 3 through to the Sixth Form, getting so involved and having such fun,” said event organiser Miss Roberts. “The water slide was a big hit and the staff really showed off their skills with the water guns! Our Race for Life event is always a reminder of how special the Adcote community is and how everyone comes together to support a cause which is close to many of our hearts. “A huge thank you to all the staff who helped in making the event possible and a big thank you to everyone for the kind donations and sponsorship money received. Over the past five years our Race for Life events have raised nearly £13,000 for Cancer Research UK which is just fantastic!”