Charity Goals at All Night Sportathon
16 Apr 2018
A record number of students took part in this year's 24 hour Sportathon.
More than 50 students played sport around the clock to raise money for their two chosen House charities, the Castle Donington First Responders and Mind.
The massive sporting event kicked off with a huge dodgeball competition for the first hour, followed by trampolining, football and netball.
The following morning, there was a chance to join sessions in swimming, Danish longball and yoga.
Towards the end of the 24 hours, students took part in games of volleyball and rounders in the sunshine. The event culminated in a tug of war finale.
PE teacher and Bullen House Manager Ricky Wickwar said: "Some students continued right through the night putting a huge amount of effort into every sport which came their way and all conducted themselves in a manner they should all be proud of.
"This was the fourth year we had run the event and it was brilliant to see students from all years integrate together and help one another, bouncing off each other and feeding off others' enthusiasm. It was great to see and what it is all about!"
The event was overseen by Mr Wickwar and Loudoun House Manager Mr Mycroft.
Mr Wickwar added: "We could not have done this without the help of some of the senior prefects from Bullen and Loudoun House (Grace Beesley, Charlie Smith and Rob McCarron), along with Miss Wright who battled throughout the 24 hours as well, along with Mrs Rundle-Brown coming to do plenty of shifts throughout the evening and Mrs Cooper who did multiple food runs for the students to keep them going!
"Mr Logan and Mrs Leggatt (both trainee PE teachers at Loughborough University) both left at 6am and then had to finish a university assignment afterwards. Other mentions go to Miss Darrah, Miss Swallow and Mr McCarron for also attending and helping us out at various points."